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Donnelly, James – Studies in Science Education, 2009
This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Research
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Osborne, Jonathan; Simon, Shirley – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents and recommends the rationale for a primary science curriculum characterized by reduced content, breadth and balance, and a focus on investigative activities. Contains 128 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries