Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education

Editors: Henriksen, Ellen K., Dillon, Justin, Ryder, Jim (Eds.)

  • Offers new insights into what determines how students' interest in science and scientific careers evolves
  • Describes specific strategies for the improvement of recruitment and retention in STEM Higher Education
  • Provides tools for helping students to make a meaningful educational choice
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About this book

Drawing on data generated by the EU’s Interests and Recruitment in Science (IRIS) project, this volume examines the issue of young people’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. With an especial focus on female participation, the chapters offer analysis deploying varied theoretical frameworks, including sociology, social psychology and gender studies. The material also includes reviews of relevant research in science education and summaries of empirical data concerning student choices in STEM disciplines in five European countries.

Featuring both quantitative and qualitative analyses, the book makes a substantial contribution to the developing theoretical agenda in STEM education. It augments available empirical data and identifies strategies in policy-making that could lead to improved participation—and gender balance—in STEM disciplines. The majority of the chapter authors are IRIS project members, with additional chapters written by specially invited contributors. The book provides researchers and policy makers alike with a comprehensive and authoritative exploration of the core issues in STEM educational participation.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education: Presenting the Challenge and Introducing Project IRIS

    Henriksen, Ellen Karoline

    Pages 1-14

  • Expectancy-Value Perspectives on Choice of Science and Technology Education in Late-Modern Societies

    Bøe, Maria Vetleseter (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • A Narrative Approach to Understand Students’ Identities and Choices

    Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup (et al.)

    Pages 31-42

  • Gender, STEM Studies and Educational Choices. Insights from Feminist Perspectives

    Allegrini, Alessandra

    Pages 43-59

  • Attitudes, Interest and Factors Influencing STEM Enrolment Behaviour: An Overview of Relevant Literature

    Regan, Elaine (et al.)

    Pages 63-88

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7793-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7792-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7924-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education
Editors
  • Ellen K. Henriksen
  • Justin Dillon
  • Jim Ryder
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7793-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7793-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7792-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7924-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 412
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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