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Women are less likely to study STEM subjects – but disadvantaged women are even less so

Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster.  There is a vast amount of research showing that women are less likely to study STEM subjects. This is a persistent finding in countries across the world and at all levels of education, and this ultimately leads

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Why are girls in the UK doing so much less well than boys in school science?

Michael Reiss An education report from the OECD is nowadays nearly always big news, and today’s on Gender Equality in Education is no exception. Gender has always been important in education. What the report shows, which will surprise some, and

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Posted in International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Science and mathematics education for 2030: vision or dream?

Michael J Reiss After three years of work and nine commissioned reports, the Royal Society has published its vision for science and mathematics education. It may not push Luis Suarez or Andy Coulson off the front pages but this is

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