Special Report: A Report on a Roundtable Discussion of the Future of Geography Education

The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
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The geography education community in the U.S. is small and acutely aware of the challenges it faces. Moving forward, its members must work collaboratively and build capacity to provide high quality geography instruction in schools. Judicious decision-making matters now more than ever. Alarms were sounded by a series of events taking place across the last three years (2017-2019). Initially, these threats to the field’s well-being and status might not have been perceived as ominous; but when compounded over time, their potential negative influence cannot be ignored. Numerous developments endanger the security and sustainability of geography in the future of K-12 education.
Note: This Report was finalized in February 2020. It does not reflect any progress that has been made in any of these areas since February.
education, curriculum, geography, Geographic Information Sciences, geography education
The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. (2020). Special report: A report on a roundtable discussion of the future of geography education. In Research in Geographical Education, 22(1), pp. 8-16.