A Conceptual Framework for Popularizing Science in Muslim Societies

Mahmoud Mehrmohammadi, Abbas Sadri


Science popularization is an exigency in the era of knowledge explosion which has made the dissemination of scientific knowledge and attitudes of public aligned with such understanding of a prerequisite for further development of all societies. The concept of SKAQ has been introduced with an accompanying argument that can play a constructive part in making an objective determination of nation’s attainment level. The author, then, explicates a variety of rationales behind such proposition and maintains that in light of such rationales the Islamic nations can be regarded as prime candidates for urgent policy and action in this respect. A conceptual framework has been developed envisions of science popularization at two critical layers referred to as the institutional and cultural one. At both layers, though, the formal schooling is argued to have a pronounced role to play. Finally, certain recommendations as action principles have been suggested to consolidate future efforts in this respect.

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