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This article charts the establishment of the science disciplines, rejecting a hierarchy of subjects and the simple splitting of science into three disciplines. It argues that science teacher education (training) should be lengthened to allow science graduates to develop their knowledge and understanding of a wider range of disciplines and calls for the implementation of the teaching of a coherent and inclusive form of natural sciences to the age of 16, with specialisms taken only beyond that age.

Separate sciences
History of science education

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