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Chapter 2

Teachers’ and Students’ Awareness of and Attitudes Toward Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Teachers’ perceptions and knowledge about nanotechnology can influence their approach to science education, and their teaching behavior as this is considered one of the key emerging interdisciplinary areas of the 21st century. Based on that, several studies have been conducted about awareness and attitudes toward nanotechnology among public, teachers, and students in worldwide. In this chapter, we focus on teachers’ and students’ awareness of and attitudes toward nanoscience and nanotechnology. The main topics discussed in detail in this chapter are: the need for nanoscientists and nanotechnologists; studies about nanotechnology around the world; attitudes about nanotechnology worldwide; and attitudes about nanotechnology – The Israeli Case.

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