ERIC Number: ED077673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-26
Reference Count: 0
Workshop on Goals and Methods of Assessing the Public's Understanding of Science, November 29 and 30, 1972, Palo Alto, California.
Funkhouser, G. Ray
Descriptions are included to illustrate the workshop objectives, participants, agenda, and sessions. The five sessions were concerned with the following aspects: (1) "Why Public Understanding of Science at All?" (2) "What Publics Should Understand What Science, for What Reasons?" (3) "The Experiences (including problems) of Science Communicators;" and (4) "What are the Most Important Research Questions Which Could Guide Public Understanding of Science Activities?" Five papers distributed to participants prior to the conference are included in appendices with headings: Public Understanding of Science: The Data We Have; Problems, Publics, and Stages of Development in Public Understanding of Science; Why Should the Public "Understand" Science? Public Understanding of Science: the Problems and the Players; and The Obstinate Audience. Also contained is an agenda of the conference. (CC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Materials Research Lab.