Science and Education: Malaysia output

Some 300 teachers were in attendance at the International Conference on Primary and Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education organized by the Akademi Sains Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur 21-24 October 2001, including the Minister of Education, Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr. Musa Mohamad, and Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Datuk Law Hieng Ding. International representation included representatives from Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, USA, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei. The Minister of Education announced to the press he has invited Professor Yves Quéré, IAP Co-chair, to Malaysia early 2002 to discuss science education. Malaysia is interested in La Main à la pâte (LAMAP) progamme run by the French Academy of Sciences.