Public understanding of science is crucial

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, A.Juan, M.Gastrow
KEYWORDS: PUBLIC PERCEPTION, SCIENCE
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6064

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Abstract

A positive relationship between the public and science and technology has many advantages, such as facilitating an improved quality of life for the individual and thus contributing to the country's social development; contributing to a more educated and skilled workforce and thus boosting economic development; and assisting the country's efforts in consolidating democracy and citizenship.