stopping climate change being dropped from the national curriculum.
A government adviser reviewing the school National Curriculum is recommending that Climate Change be excluded from the science curriculum. Unless the public succeed in persuading the government of the crucial importance of climate education, it will be dropped from the curriculum from 2013, when the new National Curriculum comes into being.
John Palmer commented
Seems ridiculous. How can they teach science without teaching about climate change. It's just like the yank southern states banning the teaching of evolution. No wonder the film was called "An Inconvenient Truth". It's true but if we don't tell the kids we can ignore the truth and sell them more motor cars and air conditioning.
Janet Alty commented
Bizarre idea : don't drop it!
Alasdair Cameron commented
Yes, I believe the government should keep the science of climate change on the school curriculum.. it is an important and fascinating area of scientific study.
Bob Irving commented
We cannot have climate change swept under the carpet like this. In fact, it would be a good idea for Contraction and Convergence to be included as well, but I have a suspicion that that would be a bit too joined up.
Biff Vernon commented
Tim Oates, the adviser, says he wants to concentrate on core topics such as oxidation. So long as the oxidation of carbon remains we should be all right
Carol Barbone commented
you could do worse than base your entire science curriculum around Climate Change. much of my own science education 40 years ago was far too theoretical, and hence dry and uninspiring!
John 'Compost' Cossham commented
Anthropogenic climate change must be one of the most important issues of our times, and we should continue to provide information about the causes and the potential solutions for the people who matter most, future generations.
David Oakley-Hill commented
But the problem of climate change that will increasingly affect everyone, and perhaps human survival, has not gone away. Science includes the rather important study of how the planet provides Life on Earth, and how, if habitat and resources that support us is threatened, we should be trying to reduce the impact of our activities, and start thinking that way at an early age. This government adviser might need to do a study course.
How can Climate Change (whether you deem it man-made or not) be dropped from the curriculum when RE is there?
karen Ford commented
Please get behind this suggestion - it is so important.
Diana Korchien commented
Please read the Guardian article about this here http://bit.ly/mmq1Vh
Sign the People & Planet petition here http://bit.ly/lJlERJ
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