Should we embed careers education in STEM lessons?

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Author: Reiss, Michael; Mujtaba, Tamjid


Schools have a particular responsibility to introduce young people to the range of possible options for them after they leave education as few families can provide this. However, in the United Kingdom, careers education is currently not strong in most schools for a number of reasons but principally due to its low status and shifts in government policy and funding. As a result, too many young people make subject choices for post-16 study that they subsequently regret. In particular, fewer young people in the United Kingdom choose post-16 STEM subjects than might do. Yet, STEM (science,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Providers of education and training; Students; Equity

Keywords: Career awareness; Career choice; Aspirations; Career guidance; Institutional role; Access to information; School

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Also called: Should we embed careers education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics lessons?

Journal title: Curriculum journal

Journal volume: 28

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 137-150

Related items: TD/TNC 115.1207

ISSN: 0958-5176 (print), 1469-3704 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Michael J. Reiss and Tamjid Mujtaba

The 2013 report, 'ASPIRES: young people's science and career aspirations, age 10-14', is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 115.1207.
More information about ASPIRES and UPMAP may be found at:

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: Open access. Copyright 2016 The Author(s).

Call number: TD/TNC 127.377

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