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National Council for Geographic Education

  • By: Martha B. Sharma
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) is a professional organization whose mission is to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. The NCGE has played an active role in advancing the place of geography in the American curriculum through workshops, publications, and grant-supported projects targeting underserved groups, research in geographic learning, use of technology, and in the preparation of teachers to introduce the subject of advanced-placement human geography.

The NCGE was established in 1915 by George J. Miller, a professor of geography at the State Teachers College of Mankato, Minnesota. Originally known as the National Council of Geography Teachers, the organization adopted its present name in 1956. The NCGE maintains an open membership policy, welcoming members from all levels of geography education, ...

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