The Resource The incorporation of standards-based geography into the classroom in Maryland middle school grades, by Catherine W. Cooper, B.A., M.I.M., M.A

The incorporation of standards-based geography into the classroom in Maryland middle school grades, by Catherine W. Cooper, B.A., M.I.M., M.A

Label
The incorporation of standards-based geography into the classroom in Maryland middle school grades
Title
The incorporation of standards-based geography into the classroom in Maryland middle school grades
Statement of responsibility
by Catherine W. Cooper, B.A., M.I.M., M.A
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Language
eng
Summary
Since the 1994 publication of Geography for Life, educators have questioned the extent to which the national geography standards for grades K-12 have been incorporated into state standards and further, the extent to which written state standards are taught in the classroom. The purpose of this research was to examine the intended versus the taught curriculum in geography in selected middle school social studies classes in the State of Maryland and to assess the extent to which the level of standards-based teaching is associated with teacher training and skills. Using a mixed methods approach that included a survey of teachers, data were collected that provided for quantitative analysis. In focus group discussions, teachers elaborated on the questionnaire items yielding qualitative data. The data from both methods formed the basis of analysis of comparison between the intended curriculum of the published standards and the taught curriculum as reported by the teachers themselves. The research and analysis indicated a variance between the intended and the taught curriculum in the classrooms of participating teachers. Teachers' college course work correlated with the intensity of classroom teaching of some of the Maryland standards. Confidence of teachers in their content knowledge and teaching techniques showed apparent association with the intensity of teaching some of the Maryland standards. Further, teachers believed their abilities to teach geography were influenced by informal sources, such as travel and reading, to a greater extent than more formal training
Cataloging source
TXI
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2011.
Granting institution
Texas State University--San Marcos,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
The incorporation of standards-based geography into the classroom in Maryland middle school grades, by Catherine W. Cooper, B.A., M.I.M., M.A
Link
https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3380
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Note
  • Vita
  • Appendices: leaves 178-202
  • Committee members: Richard G. Boehm, chair ; R. Denise Blanchard ; Osvaldo Muñiz ; Emily Miller Payne
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 203-213)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
841298201
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvii, 213 leaves
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • n
Note
Library's copy 2 (University Archives).
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841298201
Label
The incorporation of standards-based geography into the classroom in Maryland middle school grades, by Catherine W. Cooper, B.A., M.I.M., M.A
Link
https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3380
Production
Copyright
Note
  • Vita
  • Appendices: leaves 178-202
  • Committee members: Richard G. Boehm, chair ; R. Denise Blanchard ; Osvaldo Muñiz ; Emily Miller Payne
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 203-213)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
841298201
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvii, 213 leaves
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • n
Note
Library's copy 2 (University Archives).
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841298201

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