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Encouraging Student Interest in Science and Technology Studies
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  28 Nov 2008
Pages: 132 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264040694 , OECD Code: 032008011P1
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Encouraging Student Interest in Science and Technology Studies examines overall trends in higher education enrolments and the evolution of S&T compared with other disciplines. The results suggest that although absolute numbers of S&T students have been rising as access to higher levels of education expands in OECD economies, the relative share of S&T students among the overall student population has been falling, The report shows that encouraging interest in S&T studies requires action to tackle a host of issues inside and outside the education system, ranging from teacher training and curriculum design to improving the image of S&T careers. Numerous examples of national initiatives are used to complement the analyses to derive a set of practical recommendations.


Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Introduction
Chapter 1. Quantitative Analysis: Is There a Real Decline?
Chapter 2. Complexity of Contributing/Influencing Facctors
Chapter 3. Increasing Student Interest in S&T Studies
Chapter 4. Overall Conclusions and Recommendations
Bibliography
Annex A. Glossary of ISCED-98 Classifications and Disciplines
Annex B. Survey "Ättractiveness of S&T Studies and Careers"
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