Most young people in high school have to take some science classes and there the scientific method is duly explained and explored. What is needed is something complementary to that, a way of looking at the world that sees a more wholistic pattern and that allows for there to be mystery and unfolding.
Yes, I think that the scientific method is given adequate time and explanation in secondary education classrooms, because we all remember having to document experiments and plans for research based on the scientific method. The scientific method is covered in multiple sciences classes in high school and even in middle school classes.
The Scientific method needs to be given more thought and time in school everywhere. Science is the foundation of many things we know today. To have children understand this and grow up to be more innovative people, it needs to be explored more by all forms of school. Children need to learn more about all science.
Often, the scientific method is not given adequate time and attention in educational environments. If there are experiments in class, they are often too simple, and the students already know what the results will be. These kinds of text book examples do not prepare students for real work in the sciences.
I do not believe the scientific method is given adequate time and explanation in secondary education classrooms. Given the fact that people are so quick to pick up false facts and information and run with it in adulthood, I have to assume that these processes weren't covered well during their schooling. Scientific methods can help a person understand the world in every fascet of life and it should be covered in depth.