Formulating a scientific culture in South Africa

SOURCE: Culture of Science
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): H.Du Plessis
SOURCE AUTHOR(S): J.Le Marec, B.Schiele
KEYWORDS: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9852
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/11055

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Abstract

By definition the term science culture refers to the degree in which a society engages with science. It showcases a country's historical, social, cultural, linguistic, political and geographic environment and reflects the manner in which a government supports the institutional and academic development and adoption of science and technology for the good of its people. A science culture is showcased through the support of science shows, science museums and scientific research. Though science research is linked to global needs and problem solving, its local science culture adopts and adapts to aspects that are of importance to the country's specific needs.