Engaging the future of STEM: a study of international best practice for promoting the participation of young people, particularly girls, in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)


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Author: Chapman, Sarah; Vivian, Rebecca


In this report, the authors note that Australia is not producing enough people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to meet the growing demand. Part of the problem lies with the STEM pipeline: the number of young Australians choosing STEM subjects in high school is in decline. In addition, there is a significant gender disparity in STEM in Australia, with females significantly under-represented in STEM education and careers. The research investigated and observed activities in other countries being driven by particular stakeholder areas, which play a key...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Career development; Participation; Gender; Quality; Workforce development

Keywords: Best practice; Career choice; Career awareness; Aspirations; Capacity building; OECD country

Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania; Finland; Germany; England; Great Britain; Europe; Singapore; Asia; United States; North America

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Chief Executive Women, 2017

Physical description: 62 p.

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Also called: Engaging the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics

On cover: This research was conducted as part of the 2016 Barbara Cail STEM Fellowship and funded by the Australian Government (Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet), in partnership with the Chief Executive Women (CEW) Ltd.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 128.175

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