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ERIC Number: ED309933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Wanted: A Revolution in Elementary Science Teaching.
Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, College Park, MD.
Children come to school with a foundation for formal learning from their early experiences with interactions of the natural and technological world. Failure of elementary schools to build on this experience can discourage children, especially those who do not identify readily with the science establishment (girls, blacks, Hispanics, and the economically disadvantaged), and filter them out from the stream of students that flows into the college science pipeline. This pamphlet, endorsed by educators, scientists, and industry, cites relevant research on elementary science education, and calls for renewed efforts to improve science education in elementary schools in the United States. (CW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, College Park, MD.
Note: Statement endorsed by the participants of "The Importance of an Early Start for Science Education" conference (Spring Hill, MN, July 28-30, 1986).