ERIC Number: ED092084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Community Information Expositions; Issue-Oriented Displays and Popular Understanding of Social Problems.
Vonier, Thomas V.; Scribner, Richard A.
During its 1972 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the American Association for the Advancement of Science sponsored a community information exposition, titled Capital City Readout, on the role of science and technology in local social problems. The exposition sought to explore various ways to exchange information about problems and policy issues among citizens, the government, and the community. A variety of interactive communication techniques such as graphic displays, games, and electronic devices were utilized. Persons attending the exposition were asked to fill out a ballot book on 22 local issues. This report presents a rationale for community information expositions, gives useful data on the exposition itself--such as costs and funding, exhibits and sponsors, and promotional activities--and provides an evaluation of the exposition. In addition, recommendations and suggestions for future expositions are discussed and some opportunities for future expositions suggested. (JG)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Information Services, Community Involvement, Educational Media, Exhibits, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Outreach Programs, Public Affairs Education, Scientific Enterprise, Social Problems, Technology
Robert Lamson, Program Mgr., Exploratory Research and Problem Assessment, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. 20050 (Free)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.