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ERIC Number: EJ911835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
So Long Primary School Science, and Thanks for All the Fun
Stringer, John
Education in Science, n237 p12-13 Apr 2010
The author looks at the future of primary science, and is not encouraged. It's pretty much all over for science in primary schools. One only has to look at the poor showing on the stands at January's ASE Annual Conference to see that it is no longer a publishing priority. Eroded by falling status, undermined by national strategies, and finally put out of its misery by the ending of the Key Stage 2 science SAT, primary science has a shared second-class ticket in the Rose proposals, while technology at least gets mentioned twice. In this article, the author offers some suggestions on what the primary science enthusiasts, the school curriculum leaders, the local authority advisers (where they still exist) and the college lecturers who have carried the flag so far, should do.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom