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Science in the Horace Mann Elementary School

by Gerald S. Craig 1926

IT IS not difficult to find some of the causes which have hindered the introduction of science into the elementary schools of this country. It has been difficult to define the specific goals in terms definite enough to offer guidance to curriculum makers. Science covers a large field, and its significance and meaning to man have been growing rapidly. The selection of objectives and goals which should be a part of the elementary school curriculum is a definite problem. The antagonists of science as well as the protagonists realize that the issue is one of great significance. Many of the former permit no opportunity to pass without warning of the dangers which they claim will come as a result of the teaching of science. As a consequence, science has become a much misunderstood subject.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 28 Number 3, 1926, p. 246-254
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5823, Date Accessed: 8/19/2018 9:18:26 AM

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