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A new generation of scientifically literate citizens is needed to cope with a future characterized by rapid change and a complex set of technical and ethical questions. Accordingly, it is recommended that all students receive an appropriate education in science to develop the intellectual skills that are basic to critical observation problem resolution, decision-making and valuing. The elementary science student of today lives in a science-oriented culture. He/she needs a science curriculum designed to be adequate in concept and purpose to face his future in the scientific-technological-industrial society. The goals of the elementary science curriculum must keep pace with the rapid change in science and its application in technology. The organization and sequencing of the curriculum must aid a student to sense structure in order to acquire appropriate learnings. This would support Piaget's findings that understandings by students result from interaction of a new experience with his recollection of previous ones.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Norman McCumsey


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