II World War promoted a new approach in science and technology. Since then science no more is something that happens and should be decided without the public participation. The cold war is in the past but should that science still be treated as a state secret or something that happens and is decided by having the public maintained at distance? The OEI (Organization of Iberoamerican States) just recently introduced in Iberoamerica studies in STS (Science, Techonology and Society). In industrialized countries this is in discussion for about 30 years. In spite of this, is just in 2000 Lisbon Summit that European Union decided that the EU must grow to become the most dynamic and competitive knowledge society in the world. For this the PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) has an important implication. Scientific Culture as an object of study is something relatively new even in industrialized world. For this when the OEI promotes a seminar to discuss the scientific culture in Iberoamerica this is not something of small triviality. From November 14 to 18, 2005, thirty invited people from Iberoamerica, in particular from the South Cone and Andean Countries after a distance study by intemet (from 1 to 30 of October) participated in a Seminar promoted by the OEI to discuss the Scientific Culture, Social Participation and Development in Iberoamerica. This presentaiion intends to share with the 9 th PCST World Congress participants the results of the discussions of the Seminar about Scientific Culture in Iberoamerica such as a non-conclusive definition of scientific culture and its reasons, inconsistence of public politics in Science and Technology as a consequence of democratic political fragility in these nations.

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Scientific culture in iberoamerica- the experience of lim a (peru)seminar
Scientific culture, social participation and development

Carlos Teixeira   Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo – Brazil

II World War promoted a new approach in science and technology. Since then science no more is something that happens and should be decided without the public participation. The cold war is in the past but should that science still be treated as a state secret or something that happens and is decided by having the public maintained at distance? The OEI (Organization of Iberoamerican States) just recently introduced in Iberoamerica studies in STS (Science, Techonology and Society). In industrialized countries this is in discussion for about 30 years. In spite of this, is just in 2000 Lisbon Summit that European Union decided that the EU must grow to become the most dynamic and competitive knowledge society in the world. For this the PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology) has an important implication. Scientific Culture as an object of study is something relatively new even in industrialized world. For this when the OEI promotes a seminar to discuss the scientific culture in Iberoamerica this is not something of small triviality. From November 14 to 18, 2005, thirty invited people from Iberoamerica, in particular from the South Cone and Andean Countries after a distance study by intemet (from 1 to 30 of October) participated in a Seminar promoted by the OEI to discuss the Scientific Culture, Social Participation and Development in Iberoamerica. This presentaiion intends to share with the 9 th PCST World Congress participants the results of the discussions of the Seminar about Scientific Culture in Iberoamerica such as a non-conclusive definition of scientific culture and its reasons, inconsistence of public politics in Science and Technology as a consequence of democratic political fragility in these nations.

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