Understanding the STEM path through high school and into university programs

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Permanent URL for this page: http://hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/410561.

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[The authors note that] jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are often predicted to account for a large share of job creation, and policy makers often encourage student enrollment in the STEM fields. Preparation for a STEM career requires students both to take the appropriate courses in high school and to apply to and register in a postsecondary STEM program. This paper examines a series of questions concerning persistence on the STEM path in Ontario, Canada high schools. The study is based on two administrative data sets on the high school...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Career development; Outcomes; Participation; Statistics; Demographics

Keywords: Academic achievement; Academic persistence; Decision making; Career choice; Enrolment; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Longitudinal data; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Toronto, Canada: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2016

Physical description: 21 p. (report) + 6 p. (appendix)

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http://www.heqco.ca/en-ca/Research/ResPub/Pages/Understanding-the-STEM-Path-through-High-School-and-into-University-Programs.aspx

Also called: Understanding the science, technology, engineering and mathematics path through high school and into university programs

Statement of responsibility: Martin Dooley, A. Abigail Payne, Mitchell Steffler, Jessica Wagner

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 125.690

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