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dc.contributor.authorCole, Bonnie ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-16T13:33:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:09:35Z
dc.date.issued2007-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationCole, B. (2007). Spatial competence in Texas high school students (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3167
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Mitte Honors Program, December 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch on geographic education has exploded since the 1980s, producing everything from articles to books to national curricular standards. Geographic learning, however, begins long before any student steps into a classroom. Spatial competence, the perceptions of the relationships of objects that determine our understanding of place, is a critical life skill that begins to develop at an early age. Several studies have shown a gap between the development of spatial competence in girls and boys, a gap that continues to grow throughout childhood and adolescence. I will investigate the concept of spatial competence and examine the existence of a gap between high school girls and boys in Texas. Using the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), I will study both the specific TAKS questions that test spatial competence and the performance difference between girls and boys on those certain questions. In looking at the results, I hope to find in what areas and at what age girls perform lower than boys on spatial competence questions. Knowledge of existing spatial ncompetence could potentially help educators across Texas help improve their students’ performance and confidence in geography classes.en_US
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dc.format.extent31 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSpatial competenceen_US
dc.subjectGeography educationen_US
dc.subjectSpatial skillsen_US
dc.subjectTaksen_US
dc.subjectMap skillsen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectHigh Schoolsen_US
dc.subjectStudentsen_US
dc.titleSpatial Competence in Texas High School Studentsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGalloway, Heather C.
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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