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  • Date: 12/21/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The scientific institution in Brazil is marching to a good rhythm. Despite problems in funding (and in the very irregular distribution of such funds), universities and private research centers changed and grew over the last few years. In 1999, Brazil (whose external debt is over 50% of GDP), invested 0.87% of GDP in Research & Development: a ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    If there is a peculiarity in the way of doing science and in the way of communicating science in Brazil, it is in the use of the idea of "deficit" in political and economic discourses, as well as in the discourses of socio-technical networks. Our proposal here is not to affirm or reject the existence of this deficit, but rather to understand its ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The objective of the present paper is an attempt to measure the public understanding of science in the area of health and hygiene and test the efficacy of "cultural distance model". A pre-tested open-ended questionnaire was used for administering cross-sectional surveys at a religio-cultural festival in India. 3484 individuals were interviewed and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study was designed to contribute to a small but growing body of knowledge on the influence of gender in technology-rich collaborative learning environments. The study examined middle school students’ attitudes towards using computers and working in groups during scientific inquiry. Students’ attitudes towards technology and group work were ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper examines learning among museum staff involved in exhibition development in four European natural history museums. It draws upon a larger body of research undertaken for the Mirror project, a European Commission Framework Programme 5 Information Society Technologies (FT5 IST) project aimed at enhancing and improving co-operative ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article examines the construction of identity among African American adolescents. Narrative theories of personality help elucidate the complexity of success. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The 2000 Census indicates a significant increase in foreign-born and first-generation students in public schools, at a time when multicultural communities are challenging long-held notions about civic participation in America. This study of Teen Educators Advocating for Community Health (TEACH) illustrates how an innovative afterschool program ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Growing public and policy interest in the use of afterschool time has led to a need for research methods that allow investigators and stakeholders to examine and refine program models and activities. The case study method offers promise for afterschool research, but case study models must be refined in order to adequately study afterschool ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In a beautiful Barcelona, bathed in sun, the 8th PCST Congress was celebrated at the beginning of June. Besides the magnificent location of this year, there are several other reasons to commemorate the event. The first reason is that the community of professionals and scholars interested in Public Communication of Science and Technology (science ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Never have there been so much science and so much technology on so many sides as now. The expansion of scientific information in the social sphere is frankly impressive. In newspapers and movies, on television and radio, scientific ideas circulate freely every day of the week. Science is in cell phones, shampoo, compact discs, Olympic athletes' ... »

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