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ERIC Number: ED041736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-8
Pages: 31
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Science and the Child as Determinants of an Elementary School Science Program.
Matthews, Charles C.; And Others
The purpose of this symposium was to identify and to discuss factors which should influence the design and implementation of elementary school science programs. Five papers were presented at the symposium. The paper presented by D. G. Phillips stressed the implications of Piaget's work for developing science programs: (1) placing certain activities at appropriate research supported age levels, (2) having the child work with concrete objects, and (3) treating the child as an individual and permitting him to participate in science in a way that makes sense to him. P. Westmeyer, in his paper, indicated that science is manmade and that children are capable of making science. C. Matthews discussed (1) the goals of elementary school science, (2) importance of classroom conditions, particularly classroom climate, and (3) the unimportance of evaluating children in elementary school science. R. Good described a teacher preparation program for elementary school science at Florida State University. In the final paper, M. Camp described a specific program which is compatable with the ideas expressed in the first four papers. [Not available due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BR)
Available on loan from the ERIC Clearinghouse for Science and Mathematics Education, 1460 West Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221
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Note: Symposium held at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (43rd, Minneapolis, Minne., March 5-8, 1970)