A brief discussion of the definition, goals and models about science popularization is presented, followed by a view of the types of studies about this discipline done in Mexico. Three main purposes for science popularization are proposed that can guide research and allow to maintain the diverse modalities of science popularization, while managing to go beyond the deficit model.

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Science popularization as a study subject

Martín Bonfil Olivera   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

A brief discussion of the definition, goals and models about science popularization is presented, followed by a view of the types of studies about this discipline done in Mexico. Three main purposes for science popularization are proposed that can guide research and allow to maintain the diverse modalities of science popularization, while managing to go beyond the deficit model.

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