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ERIC Number: ED536534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 90
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 102
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8403-6266-4
ISSN: N/A
Supporting STEM in Schools and Colleges in England: The Role of Research
Hoyles, Celia; Reiss, Michael; Tough, Sarah
Universities UK
STEM is the acronym used in England for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM subjects are a central plank in developing the UK's skills base. Specialist knowledge in these subjects not only underpins many high-tech sectors--such as IT and engineering--but is also important for creativity and developing new ideas. This report demonstrates the role of social science research, and specifically education research, which sets out to sustain and develop the STEM skills base in England. It does this through presenting research that is taking place within education departments in English higher education institutions. The report presents case studies of research which is aimed, ultimately, at improving attainment and participation in STEM subjects, although there are various other routes through which higher education institutions can, and do, affect this. (Contains 2 tables, 4 figures and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universities UK (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)