Encouraging Student Interest in Science and Technology Studies
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.
Published on November 12, 2008