Title: Science and technology centres as agents for promoting science culture in developing nations
Authors: Leo Wee Hin Tan, R. Subramaniam
Addresses: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616, Singapore. National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616, Singapore
Abstract: The insertion of science and technology centres in the scientific and educational infrastructure of developing nations is suggested to be an effective way to promote a popular science culture among people, thus helping to catalyse a culture supportive of science and technology-driven socio-economic development. A framework for the setting up of such centres is presented in the context of national initiatives and/or international development assistance. The experiences of the Singapore Science Centre on some of the issues are discussed.
Keywords: science and technology centres; public understanding of science; science literacy; Singapore.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25 No.5, pp.413-426
Published online: 11 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article