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ERIC Number: ED508561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 81
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
Evaluation of the 2008-09 DCSF-Funded Specialist Schools and Academies Trust STEM Pathfinder Programme
Springate, Iain; Harland, Jennie; Lord, Pippa; Straw, Suzanne
National Foundation for Educational Research
This evaluation aimed to provide: (1) findings on the effectiveness of different activities and approaches to delivering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including leading practice and challenges; (2) a clear understanding of the impact of activities on pupils, teachers, the school and partners; and (3) a set of recommendations and learning points that will inform longer-term developments, including a possible STEM specialism. The report includes the following sections: (1) school context and activities undertaken; (2) impacts arising from STEM pathfinder activities; (3) lessons learned from undertaking STEM pathfinder activities; (4) schools' views of a STEM specialism; and (5) conclusions and recommendations. (Contains 2 tables and 1 box.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom