This paper outlines three practical issues to consider in order to communicate science effectively in a multicultural society. These are the recognition of all cultures in the development of science, equitable use of language and a mutual critique between science and culture. Emphasis is placed on the view that public accessibility into and participation in science are matters of basic human rights, justice and equity.

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Effective communication of science in a culturally diverse society

Sibusiso Manzini   Multilateral Science and Technology Cooperation,Department of Science and Technology

This paper outlines three practical issues to consider in order to communicate science effectively in a multicultural society. These are the recognition of all cultures in the development of science, equitable use of language and a mutual critique between science and culture. Emphasis is placed on the view that public accessibility into and participation in science are matters of basic human rights, justice and equity.

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