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The age of STEM : educational policy and practice across the world in science, technology, engineering and mathematics / edited by Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson and Russell Tytler
Bib ID 6614358
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015 
xx, 304 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781138785953
1138785954
Invalid ISBN 9781315767512
Series

Routledge research in education ; 129.

Summary

"Across the world STEM (learning and work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has taken central importance in education and the economy in a way that few other disciplines have. STEM competence has become seen as key to higher productivity, technological adaptation and research-based innovation. No area of educational provision has a greater current importance than the STEM disciplines yet there is a surprising dearth of comprehensive and world-wide information about STEM policy, participation, programs and practice. The Age of STEM is a state of the art survey of the global trends and major country initiatives in STEM. It gives an international overview of issues such as:STEM strategy and coordination curricula, teaching and assessment women in STEM indigenous students research training STEM in the graduate labour marketsSTEM breadth and STEM depthThe individual chapters give comparative international analysis as well as a global overview, particularly focusing on the growing number of policies and practices in mobilising and developing talent in the STEM fields. The book will be of particular interest to anyone involved in educational policy, those in education management and leaders in both schooling and tertiary education. It will have a wider resonance among practitioners in the STEM disciplines, particularly at university level, and for those interested in contemporary public policy"--

Full contents
  • Widening and deepening the STEM effect / Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson and Russell Tytler
  • What international comparisons can tell us / Simon Marginson
  • From STEM to STEAM : Achievements and challenges in dynamic / Jae-Eun Jon and Hae-In Chung
  • An emerging giant of science : Achievements and challenges of STEM education in China / Yuan Gao
  • Invigorate the Asia Tiger : Science education in Taiwan / Yuan Gao
  • Japan : Restoring faith in science through competitive STEM strategy / Mayumi Ishikawa, Ashlyn Moehle and Shota Fujii
  • STEM and STEM education in the United States / Adam V. Maltese, Geoff Potvin, Florin D. Lung and Craig D. Hochbein
  • Canada : Decentralization, federalism and STEM education / Julian Weinrib and Glen A. Jones
  • Changing the shape of STEM : Wisdom of grassroots Indigenous movements in Canada / Glen S. Aikenhead and Dawn Sutherland
  • United Kingdom : An example of the impact of high stakes accountability regimes on STEM education / Anthony Tomei, Justin Dillon and Emily Dawson
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Case studies.  |  Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Case studies.  |  Technology -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Case studies.  |  Technology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Case studies.  |  Engineering -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Case studies.  |  Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Case studies.  |  Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Case studies.  |  Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Case studies.  |  Education and state -- Case studies.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Freeman, Brigid, editor  |  Marginson, Simon, editor  |  Tytler, Russell, editor

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