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Publication details for Professor Christine Merrell

Bolden, D., Tymms, P. & Merrell, C. (2008). New Approaches are needed for Science in Primary Schools. Primary Leadership Today (14): 17-19.

Author(s) from Durham


The current approach to primary science is not working. So say the findings from a Wellcome Trust-commissioned review. The drive to raise standards in literacy and numeracy is skewing the primary curriculum. The following article summarises some of the main points from the report.