One of the most successful and widespread scientific popularization policies in the world is the national science and technology week. Since the 80s, they are organized with the intention of democratize knowledge and improve education and scientific culture of the public, especially children and youth. Called "Day of Science" Coffee with Science "," Science Fair "," Party of Science "and" National Weeks of CT & I ", these events intend also to encourage young people to develop interest in technical and scientific careers. The event weeks rely largely on government funding, with further help from private companies. This article provides an overview of the international initiatives weeks from CT & I, emphasizing the National Week of Science and Technology of Brazil, started in 2004, focusing on direct observation of activities in SNCT-2012, "Green Economy, Sustainability and Eradication poverty ", in São Paulo. The methodology of the study is descriptive, the nature exploratory and qualitative. The results present the cultural differences in the performance of these weeks in each country and its features. In the specific case of Brazil, emphasize the importance of the Week for the formation of scientific culture in non-formal education spaces, their growth (1.848 activities in 252 municipalities in 2004, increasing to 28.148 activities in 722 municipalities in 2012). On the other hand, it also brings to surface important structure and organization problems. Key Words: Communication, Science, Education, Public Politics of CT&I, International weeks of CT&I and SNCT in Brazil.

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Education and scientific culture
The contribution from national science, technology and innovation weeks

Carina Garroti   Unicamp – SP

Graça Caldas   Unicamp – SP

One of the most successful and widespread scientific popularization policies in the world is the national science and technology week. Since the 80s, they are organized with the intention of democratize knowledge and improve education and scientific culture of the public, especially children and youth. Called "Day of Science" Coffee with Science "," Science Fair "," Party of Science "and" National Weeks of CT & I ", these events intend also to encourage young people to develop interest in technical and scientific careers. The event weeks rely largely on government funding, with further help from private companies. This article provides an overview of the international initiatives weeks from CT & I, emphasizing the National Week of Science and Technology of Brazil, started in 2004, focusing on direct observation of activities in SNCT-2012, "Green Economy, Sustainability and Eradication poverty ", in São Paulo. The methodology of the study is descriptive, the nature exploratory and qualitative. The results present the cultural differences in the performance of these weeks in each country and its features. In the specific case of Brazil, emphasize the importance of the Week for the formation of scientific culture in non-formal education spaces, their growth (1.848 activities in 252 municipalities in 2004, increasing to 28.148 activities in 722 municipalities in 2012). On the other hand, it also brings to surface important structure and organization problems. Key Words: Communication, Science, Education, Public Politics of CT&I, International weeks of CT&I and SNCT in Brazil.

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