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Science in the Modern School

by Maurice A. Bigelow - 1917

In beginning our consideration of science as a prominent part of the curriculum of the modern type of school which Dr. Abraham Flexner advocated in his recent address before this club, let us recall Dr. Flexner's idea that the curriculum of the modern school should be built out of actual activities in four main fields, namely, (1) science, (2) industry or practical arts, (3) aesthetics (including literature, language, art, and music), and (4) history and civics. Naturally, as a worker in the field of science as applied in education, I am interested in Dr. Flexner's view that "the work in science should be the central and dominating feature of the school." In other words, the education of children should be centered around study of the natural world in which we live and whose materials and forces concern us vitally throughout our lives.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 18 Number 2, 1917, p. 134-140
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3456, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 3:46:41 PM

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