Mathematics in the successful technical education of 16-19 year olds

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Author: Hodgen, Jeremy; Wake, Geoff; Dalby, Diane


[This report notes that] for some time, a great deal of policy and research attention has focused on the mathematical preparation and needs of entrants to university [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] STEM disciplines. Much less attention has been devoted to the mathematical preparation of STEM technicians, although the supply of mathematically skilled STEM technicians is acknowledged as a greater problem than that of STEM graduates. This report explores the mathematics in technical education by focussing on six countries: four European countries known to have strong...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Apprenticeship; Numeracy; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Research

Keywords: VET in schools; Technician education and training; Skill shortage; Curriculum; Comparative analysis; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Europe; England; Great Britain; Germany; Netherlands; Norway; Switzerland; Asia; Singapore; Korea (South)

Published: London, England: Gatsby Charitable Foundation, 2017

Physical description: 58 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.996

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