Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Science Literacy in Developing Countries: new report
The main sections are: What Is Science Literacy? (Terms applied to public science activity in the developed world; Science and the public; Public Appreciation of Science; Science Literacy; Health Literacy; Citizen Science). Science Literacy In Developing Countries (Formal education; Basic literacy; Access; Gender; International policies; The link to innovation; National policies; Science in developing countries). Science Literacy: Major Areas Of Impact Opportunity (Climate change; Biodiversity, environmental degradation and conservation; Maternal health, reproduction and birth practices).
Some key information literacy organisations are mentioned (though unfortunately with slight garbling of the names!) and there is a passing reference to information literacy when discussing literacies.
The website is at http://www.nida-net.org/en-gb/activites/information-literacy/science-literacy/landscape-study-science-literacy/ and also has links to examples of initiatives. The report is published with a Creative Commons licence