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ERIC Number: EJ931101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Cross-Border Traffic: The Scottish "ISE 5-14" Programme
Richardson, John
Primary Science Review, n80 p16-18 Nov-Dec 2003
Improving Science Education 5-14 (ISE 5-14) is a national programme in Scotland, which looks to both integrate and improve approaches to learning and teaching in science from early years to early secondary and beyond. The ISE programme is a response to some concern about Scottish science education, over the past decade, which led to a strategic review group being set up to look critically, but constructively, at Scotland's science base. A key component of that review, in the context of this article, was a hard yet sympathetic look at what needed to be done to improve matters educationally. The results of that review were subsequently published as part of the Scottish Executive's Science Strategy. In this article, the author explains the background to the Scottish ISE 5-14 initiative which, among other things, is concerned with coherence and continuity in learners' experiences in science across boundaries of age and stage. (Contains 2 boxes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)