Geographic Literacy in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities in the NCLB Era

Geographic Literacy

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Edited byGary S. Elbow, David J. Rutherford and Christopher Shearer



About This Book: This collection of essays provides a retrospective view of the substantial effort made by geographers to engage issues that have inhibited the development of geographic education (geoliteracy) in the United States over the last decade. In particular, the essays evaluate the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which has brought profound change to public education in the United States.


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Essays byZoe A. Barley, Richard G. Boehm, Nicolas Boyon, Ryan Daley, Ronald I. Dorn, John Douglass, Gale Olp Ekiss, Kerry S. Englert, Susan White Frazier, Charles F. Gritzner, Elizabeth R. Hinde, David A. Howarth, Todd W. Kenreich, Joseph Kerski, David A. Lanegran, Michael Libbee, Marty Mater, Zachary A. Moore, Keith R. Mountain, Sharon E. Osborn Popp, David J. Rutherford, Larry Schaftenaar, Donna Schoeller Sprague, Barbara Trapido-Lurie and Scott L. Walker.


Published by: The National Council for Geographic Education


Copyright ©2011 by the National Council for Geographic Education

ISBN: 978-0-9818-3243-2



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