Primary Science Curricula: Past and Present Realities

  • Yew-Jin LeeEmail author
  • Mijung Kim
  • Qingna Jin
  • Hye-Gyoung Yoon
  • Kenji Matsubara
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


That science has assumed a nigh indispensable and ubiquitous place within primary schools around the world is a fact that few educators would deny. Reasons for its contemporary currency are plentiful and range from early preparation for life and work in an increasingly technological world to exposure to one of humanity’s greatest cultural treasures. Given that not all young people might pursue the study of science beyond elementary school due to poverty, falling motivation, or lack of access, being able to learn and experience something about science at this stage no matter how modest becomes all the more precious.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yew-Jin Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mijung Kim
    • 2
  • Qingna Jin
    • 2
  • Hye-Gyoung Yoon
    • 3
  • Kenji Matsubara
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Chuncheon National University of EducationChuncheonKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.National Institute for Educational Policy ResearchTokyoJapan

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