SESTEM : Supporting Gender Equality in Science Technology and Mathematics related choices of careers

Parution de l’étude SESTEM, financée par la Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics – FORTH / IACM (GR), nov. 2011 :

The low uptake of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) constitutes a research and policy concern world wide for some time now. In the EC, while the related benchmark appears to have been achieved there is evidence to suggest that the problem on access and retention of females in STEM remains an unresolved issue. Likewise we lack tools so as to allow to reflect on good practices in supporting choices making for careers in STEM by girls.

SESTEM is built on the premise that the study of the uptake of STEM studies by girls and their retention in the field can benefit from investigation into the triangulation of family-individual and school (secondary and tertiary) factors. Under this scope SESTEM aims to conduct four interrelated comparative studies engaging students, pupils, parents and teachers (both secondary and tertiary levels). Both qualitative (in depth interviews, conceptual mapping, tandem based dialoguing and review into existing literature) and quantitative (collection and analyses of data from across the Member States using on-line survey methods, and meta-analyses of existing statistical data) methods will be applied.

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