chapter  8
20 Pages

Science for all

No scheme of work or set of curricular materials can hope to meet the needs of all the individuals in a class. It is the presentation and the sensitivity of the teacher to pupils' needs that will help to ensure that there is equality of opportunity. Teachers must become aware of their own attitudes towards groups of individuals in the class and how these affect their expectations of pupils' performance. Science education has its part to play in shaping the future. Although it may sound very grand, it is true to say that we are all involved in helping to create the society of tomorrow. The quality of that society will rely heavily on people having the skills that science can offer together with understanding and respect for other people's opinions. The attitudes we help to develop in pupils today will have a major influence on the way in which they think and operate when they reach adulthood.