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School Certificate Biology

Nature volume 160, pages 7273 (19 July 1947) | Download Citation



AS was indicated in Nature a short time ago (159, 147; 1947), in the teaching of biology a new movement is spreading through the schools, of considerable educational import, the object of which is to relate the biological sciences directly to human life and culture. This movement has proceeded farthest in the new modern schools, and with sixth-form classes in the grammar schools. In each of these cases the topics dealt with depend largely on the interests of the teacher and his class. With no examination restrictions, presentation may sometimes be amateurist and standards rather low; but, at any rate, links of understanding are being established between work in school and some issues in the outside world which are of major significance.

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