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ERIC Number: EJ933516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
The Future of Primary Science Teaching in the Republic of Ireland
Grant, Rachel
Primary Science Review, n89 p25-27 Sep-Oct 2005
The new science curriculum in Ireland is promoting a more scientific culture in the primary phase. For many years, science teaching in the Republic of Ireland at primary level was little more than a comprehension exercise. However, with the introduction of the new curriculum in 1998, science education has changed radically, becoming a more investigative and structured subject. Whilst there are still weaknesses in primary science education in Ireland, such as the need for a more comprehensive resource base in all schools and for teachers to feel more confident in their planning and teaching, the future looks promising. In this article, the author describes recent changes and provides one teacher's view on the way they are being taken up in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom