The primary teacher has a fundamental task in science education. The responsibility today is greater than ever to perform the science education task carefully, with specific curriculum goals clearly and sequentially mapped out. Primary teachers work with very impressionable material - young students. They lay the foundation of formal learning. No structure is sound or lasting if it has a weak or unsound foundation. The same is true of the education of young students and their introduction to organized science processes and knowledge. The foundation must be laid with care and strength of purpose. Primary teachers have the fascinating task of laying this foundation and setting the mood for nine or more years of formal science education.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1984 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Switz, Marjorie A.
"A Primary View of Science Education,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 21
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol21/iss2/3