In this paper, we utilize the Republic of China Yearbook of Education and curriculum standards, combined with the existing literatures in science curriculum, and with the description of the historical background, to learn about the trends of science curriculum reforms for elementary schools. Review of science curriculum reforms reflected the content and characteristics of curriculum standards changed over time. After 12 revisions, from the late Qing Dynasty set up natural science in the primary school, to the implementation of Grade 1-9 curriculum, our primary science curriculum revisions show the influential impacts of social, political, war, and other factors in making decisions of their contents and underlying philosophy in science education. Although the announcement of revisions of curriculum standards varied between junior high and elementary schools, the key course contents remain consistent with connections among them. Finally, educational implications for primary and secondary school curriculum standards are discussed.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|