Science Teaching in Elementary Schools


THE issue by the Board of Education of the Bluebook1 that lies before us is a promising sign. Intended as a supplement to the necessarily somewhat rigid and mechanical “Code,” it indicates the progress which rational ideas upon elementary education have made in the national councils since the days when Robert Lowe's scheme of “payment by results” could claim rank as a piece of wise statesmanship. The opening words of the “Prefatory Memorandum” show the cautious and reasonable spirit in which these suggestions are made:—


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    "Suggestions for the Consideration of Teachers and others concerned in the Work of Public Elementary Schools." Pp. 156. (1905.)

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D., A. Science Teaching in Elementary Schools . Nature 72, 512–513 (1905).

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