Children and youth are affected by influences from many different sources and can have many role models. Teachers can greatly influence the attitudes and behaviour of young people.
In 2004 we therefore surveyed school teachers’ attitudes towards and opinions of science and research. In 2005 in cooperation with Nutek (the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth) we conducted an in-depth survey focusing on teachers’ attitudes to and work with developing creativity and entrepreneurial skills among children. Both of these surveys were conducted in cooperation with Synovate Temo in the form of telephone interviews with teachers, school principals and student teachers. We also produced an overview of previous surveys in this area (2004:2). The interview survey on science in 2004 is presented in the report: How Teachers View Science, 2004
One of the topics discussed at VA Day 2004 was contact between teachers and the research community and what the scientific community thinks about how children are being educated. Summary: VA Day focuses on learning