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ERIC Number: EJ912588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Excising the Root from STEM
Lock, Roger
Education in Science, n235 p14-15 Nov 2009
There are a number of well-intentioned STEM initiatives, some designed to improve the recruitment and retention of science teachers. Sometimes it appears that the initiators are remote from direct contact with the "grass roots" issues that feed the "stem" on which the blossoms of young enthusiastic recruits to the science teaching profession are borne. A key question for the author is "Do the schools that get the newly qualified science teachers actually deserve them?". For some schools, the answer to this question is, sadly, "no". In this article, the author discusses the factors that influence the views of the root and branch STEM recruits, and the issues for Heads of science departments and senior managers involved in the recruitment and retention of science teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A