'Girls into STEM and Komm mach MINT’: English and German approaches to support girls’ STEM career-related learning

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Hutchinson, Jo 2014. 'Girls into STEM and Komm mach MINT’: English and German approaches to support girls’ STEM career-related learning. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC).
AuthorsHutchinson, Jo
Abstract

European economies require STEM skilled people, yet compared with boys, girls demonstrate a tendency to reject some STEM study and STEM careers. This paper briefly reviews key factors that influence this phenomenon. It then introduces four examples of campaigns and initiatives that encourage girls to consider further participation in STEM in England and MINT in Germany as part of their career ambitions. Evidence of the impact of German initiatives is presented. It concludes that where there is a deliberate strategy linked with defined actions which tackle issues that are specific to girls, then gender imbalances can begin to change.

European economies require STEM skilled
people, yet compared with boys, girls demonstrate
a tendency to reject some STEM study and STEM
careers. This paper briefly reviews key factors that
influence this phenomenon. It then introduces four
examples of campaigns and initiatives that encourage
girls to consider further participation in STEM in
England and MINT in Germany as part of their career
ambitions. Evidence of the impact of German initiatives
is presented. It concludes that where there is a
deliberate strategy linked with defined actions which
tackle issues that are specific to girls, then gender
imbalances can begin to change.

KeywordsSTEM; Career-related learning; Germany; MINT
Year2014
JournalJournal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC)
PublisherNICEC
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/550463
hdl:10545/550463
Publication datesApr 2014
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby, iCeGS
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