Case Study: Why Geography Education Matters

ArcUser June, 2011

geography, education
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Joseph Kerski, education manager for Esri and 2011 president of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), passionately believes in the importance of geography in the curriculum. "Geography enables students to understand their world locally to globally, make wise decisions about the planet and its resources, and become critical thinkers. Geography grapples with the key issues of our time—energy, water, biodiversity, climate, natural hazards, population, and much more." In the essay, Kerski explains why geography plays such a pivotal rule in education.