ERIC Number: ED241344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
New Trends in Primary School Science Education. Volume I. The Teaching of Basic Sciences.
Harlen, Wynne, Ed.
Provided are edited background papers prepared for a Meeting of Experts on the Incorporation of Science and Technology in the Primary School Curriculum. Papers are organized into four major sections. Section 1 is concerned with such topics as the rationale and objectives of science and technology in primary schools, selection of appropriate content, and organization for science at various levels. Primary science instruction in Brazil and France and implications of the relationship between science and fate control are also considered. Section 2 focuses on recent trends in the nature of curriculum programs and materials, primary school science in Sri Lanka, the Indonesian Development School Project in Science, and natural science in Bulgarian schools. Section 3 considers problems of implementing science programs, assessment and recordkeeping as part of teaching primary school science, and the supply of science equipment. A description of the New Zealand Learning in Science Project is also provided. Section 4 focuses on preparing teachers for primary school science, skills of primary school science teaching, and the training of science teacher educators in Africa. Each section begins with a short editorial introduction summarizing the papers which follow. A fifth section containing major recommendations of the meeting is also provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Program Content, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Materials, Science Programs, Teacher Education, Technology
UNESCO, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: This volume composed of background documents provided for a Meeting of Experts, on the Incorporation of Science and Technology in the Primary School Curriculum (Paris, June 1980).