ERIC Number: EJ1020866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Does Offering More Science at School Increase the Supply of Scientists?
Education Economics, v21 n4 p325-342 2013
This paper estimates the effects of an education policy (Triple Science) in England aimed at increasing the take-up and attainment of young people in science subjects. The effect of the policy is identified by comparing two adjacent cohorts of pupils in schools that offer Triple Science to one cohort, but not to the other. The results suggest some large and significant effects on later subject choice and attainment, and these appear to be particularly strong for boys and pupils from more deprived backgrounds.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Science Education, Access to Education, Supply and Demand, Scientists, Course Selection (Students), Outcomes of Education, Science Achievement, Science Curriculum, Longitudinal Studies, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)