The boundary effect is a condition of altered friction and turbulence which occurs in the region where the atmosphere meets the ground. The workshop “Boundary Effect: What happens in the meeting between scientists and journalists” held in Stockholm on Nov 9 2005, explored whether there might be an analogous set of rules that only apply at the interface of science and journalism. If so, how do conditions in this “know-man’s-land” affect science, the media and ultimately society as a whole?
Teachers are a group that has a major influence on the attitudes and behaviour of children and young people. VA engaged the Swedish company TEMO to carry out a broad survey of teachers’ attitudes towards and perceptions of science and research.