Printed Popular Science Literature as a Way to Popularize Technical Science

DOI  https://doi.org/10.17721/2522-1272.2020.77.7

UDC 007:62:659.3(477)

Printed Popular Science Literature as a Way to Popularize Technical Science

Veronika Kysil, PhD Student, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”

ABSTRACT

The article is devoted to the analysis of tools for popularization of technical sciences. The levels of public funding in the leading countries, as well as the number of popular science editions in the different countries of the world are considered. The objective of this article is to identify the factors of science development, taking into account the number of popular science periodicals, the level of English language proficiency as well as the level of research funding in these countries; to analyze the number of popular science editions in general and to single out the periodicals of exactly technical nature in order to have a broader understanding of the ways of science popularization among young audiences; to trace the relationship between promotion of science and science level in general. To achieve this objective, the methods of analysis of documentary information, as well as the method of generalization were used. The dependence of the level of development of science on the level of its state funding and the number of popular science editions has been proved. Popularization is necessary for further development of science in Ukraine and involvement of young people to enter technical educational institutions, which will increase the level of science and economy in the country.

KEYWORDS: print media, world media space; popularization of science in the media; state funding of science, popular science editions.

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