With the reform and opening up, China has gain great achievements, especially in economy. However, as the development of the society, tremendous changes have taken place, on the material as well as the mental. The government began to pay much attention on the construction of harmonious society and straggle for building the learning society. In pursuit of the above objectives, community education was proposed and put into practice in Xuhui District. Popular science education is one of the important parts of community education. To meet the demand of citizen in different level, bilateral and interactive propagation of science through governmental involvement were conducted. Community clubs of science topics for the young were one of the demonstrative projects of local government. Different topic clubs were built according to the scientific resource in community, as a platform for science and technology education to the young. To push science popularization as a social initiative, as well as to construct a science and cultural atmosphere, this initiative was carried out with the intention to raise the awareness in science, to allow more aspiring volunteers to join in the work and to allow the community a convenient way to enjoy scientific activities. A mechanism of teenager participation in club management and operation was established under community organizing. In accordance with conditions of community popular science activities for the young, we investigated club activities of the young participators on popular science from four aspects: organization and participation, activity manner, activity time and management. Data was collected based on questionnaires and processed with SPSS. Analysis according to the data was conducted and proposals for valid improvement were postulated.

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Community club of scientific topics for the young

Liqiao Li   Shanghai Xuhui District Science and Technology Association, P.R.C, China

With the reform and opening up, China has gain great achievements, especially in economy. However, as the development of the society, tremendous changes have taken place, on the material as well as the mental. The government began to pay much attention on the construction of harmonious society and straggle for building the learning society. In pursuit of the above objectives, community education was proposed and put into practice in Xuhui District. Popular science education is one of the important parts of community education. To meet the demand of citizen in different level, bilateral and interactive propagation of science through governmental involvement were conducted. Community clubs of science topics for the young were one of the demonstrative projects of local government. Different topic clubs were built according to the scientific resource in community, as a platform for science and technology education to the young. To push science popularization as a social initiative, as well as to construct a science and cultural atmosphere, this initiative was carried out with the intention to raise the awareness in science, to allow more aspiring volunteers to join in the work and to allow the community a convenient way to enjoy scientific activities. A mechanism of teenager participation in club management and operation was established under community organizing. In accordance with conditions of community popular science activities for the young, we investigated club activities of the young participators on popular science from four aspects: organization and participation, activity manner, activity time and management. Data was collected based on questionnaires and processed with SPSS. Analysis according to the data was conducted and proposals for valid improvement were postulated.

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