This paper reports the results of the survey of 1,104 mothers of elementary and middle-school students and 174 female science teachers and researchers in Korea to assess their level of understanding of science technology in general and their experiences and needs for science programs. It was found that Korean mothers were neither substantively understanding science technology, nor had sufficient opportunities to participate in science programs or activities. Especially, female science teachers and researchers wanted to have more opportunities to participate in the activities related to science culture popularization. 

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Korean women' experiences with science activities and their needs for science programs

Moo-Suk Min   Korean Women's Development Institute

In-Sook Yang   Korean Women's Development Institute

This paper reports the results of the survey of 1,104 mothers of elementary and middle-school students and 174 female science teachers and researchers in Korea to assess their level of understanding of science technology in general and their experiences and needs for science programs. It was found that Korean mothers were neither substantively understanding science technology, nor had sufficient opportunities to participate in science programs or activities. Especially, female science teachers and researchers wanted to have more opportunities to participate in the activities related to science culture popularization. 

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