Friday, 18 January 2008
Mum's the word
THES reports that the key to securing a new generation of science students is convincing mothers. Martin Westwell, head of a new Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century in Adelaide, Australia, told The Australian newspaper: "One of the things we know makes a difference is a mum's view of science and technology. If Mum's are interested, we know that children are more likely to take part in science."