Korea has one national school curriculum to apply into and control all Korean schools from elementary to high school level in terms of education systems and its content. The 7th National Curriculum now in use was first announced publicly in 1997 and has been used since 2000. All kinds of textbooks in Korean elementary schools have been developed by the Ministry of Education according to the 7th National School Curriculum guideline.

This study: 1) analyzes the contents of Korean science history in the elementary school textbooks of both social studies and science under the 7th National School Curriculum; 2) discusses the possibility to teach Korean science history at elementary school level based on the clinical interview results with elementary school teachers; and 3) provides some teaching examples to teach Korean science history as an elementary school subject.

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Approaching for korean history of science at elementary education in korea

Myon U Lee   Chuncheon National University of Education

Korea has one national school curriculum to apply into and control all Korean schools from elementary to high school level in terms of education systems and its content. The 7th National Curriculum now in use was first announced publicly in 1997 and has been used since 2000. All kinds of textbooks in Korean elementary schools have been developed by the Ministry of Education according to the 7th National School Curriculum guideline.

This study: 1) analyzes the contents of Korean science history in the elementary school textbooks of both social studies and science under the 7th National School Curriculum; 2) discusses the possibility to teach Korean science history at elementary school level based on the clinical interview results with elementary school teachers; and 3) provides some teaching examples to teach Korean science history as an elementary school subject.

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