The Challenges for Science: Education for the Twenty-First Century


Working Group 19-21 November 2001 – The purpose of the Workshop is:
• to examine how the scientific and technological developments are percolating into educational systems at the levels of primary and secondary education (University education is not included in the Workshop program); 
• to discuss the relation between science education and scientific information of the public
• to analyze the reasons why good science education is needed for all;
• to identify and understand the difficulties which prevent it; 
• to discuss the responsability of the science community itself in this process and suggest novel actions; 
• to examine the impact of the information world and techniques on science education; 
• to collect and discuss examples of successfull actions throughout the world, whether in developed countries or emerging ones.
• Finally, the Workshop should conclude with Recommendations.

Pierre Léna


Prof. Jorge E. Allende
Dr. Antonio M. Battro
Prof. Nicola Cabibbo
Rev. Prof. George V. Coyne
Mr. Guillermo R. Fernández de la Garza
Prof. Paul Germain
Prof. Richard L. Gregory
Prof. Babacar Gueye
Prof. Raymond Hide
Rev. Prof. Stanley L. Jaki
Dr. Anna S. Kashina
Dr. Douglas M. Lapp
Prof. Pierre J. Léna

Prof. Rita Levi-Montalcini
Rev. Prof. Jean-Michel Maldamé
Prof. Govind Kumar M. Menon
Prof. Rudolf L. Mössbauer
Prof. Jonathan F. Osborne
Prof. Celso Pinto de Melo
Prof. Yves Quéré
Prof. Chintamani N.R. Rao
H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Prof. Giuseppe Tognon
Prof. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Dr. Antonis V. Verganelakis
Prof. Rafael Vicuña


The Challenges for Science. Education for the Twenty-First Century

Working Group 19-21 November 2001 Scripta Varia 104 Vatican City, 2002 pp. 292, III tables ISBN... Read more