ERIC Number: ED344754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Popularization of Science. Report of a Commonwealth Regional Workshop (Lusaka, Zambia, April 15-19, 1985).
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
The workshop on the popularization of science was the first of what the organizing institutions hoped would be a series of workshops on this important theme. It was held to complement the efforts of various institutions and organizations in the whole area of technological acculturation so that the benefits of science may be understood by and passed on to the general public. The 50 participants drawn from Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Malta and Cyprus spent most of the time at discussions and practical sessions. In particular the practical sessions focussed on scientific writing and talking, appearing before radio and TV, and appearing for press conferences. A number of recommendations were made at the discussion sessions which it is hoped would lead to effective regional and Commonwealth cooperation as well as national programs in science popularization. The following papers are included: (1) "Keynote Address" (D. A. Bekoe); (2) "The Role and Training of the Science Communicator" (E. Apea and M. N. G. A. Khan); (3) "Mechanisms for Popularization of Science" (Andrew Salisbury); (4) "Popularization of Science through the Media" (Jerusha Castley); and (5) "Science Writing" (Abdallah Ngovovo). A summary of the country reports, summaries recommendations are provided. The workshop opening remarks, the opening speech, closing remarks, the workshop program, and a directory of participants are appended. (KR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
Note: Prepared by the Commonwealth Council and Education Programme of Human Resources Development Group.