EDITORIAL

Europe Rethinks Education

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Science  23 Oct 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5952, pp. 501
DOI: 10.1126/science.1175130

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Summary

For societies to understand the consequences of vital issues such as climate change, education—especially science education—will play a critical role. Improving the quality of science education in primary and secondary schools is a challenge faced by nearly all countries. Europe has finally recognized the need for a trans-European effort to rejuvenate the scientific education of all students, and promising efforts are now under way.