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ERIC Number: EJ1103314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Experiences and Perceptions of STEM Subjects, Careers, and Engagement in STEM Activities among Middle School Students in the Maritime Provinces
Franz-Odendaal, Tamara A.; Blotnicky, Karen; French, Frederick; Joy, Phillip
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v16 n2 p153-168 2016
To enhance understanding of factors that might improve STEM career participation, we assessed students' self-perceptions of competency and interest in science/math, engagement in STEM activities outside of school, and knowledge of STEM career requirements. We show that the primary positive influencer directing students to a STEM career is high engagement in STEM activities. Our data also indicate that Grade 7 students do not grasp the importance of science/math requirements for future STEM careers. Further research is required to more fully explore the correlations between education and community influencers on the likelihood of choosing a STEM career identified in this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada