Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Socioeconomic diversity in STEM higher education

a research paper from CaSE (Campaign for Science and Engineering) [cannot find a publication date for this]


Amongst undergraduate students, a better-than-average level of socioeconomic status (SES) diversity was found in the Biological and Computer sciences. However, in the Physical, Mathematical, Engineering and Technological sciences, degree courses showed significantly lower socioeconomic diversity than the Higher Education average.

The science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) community, along with government, has a responsibility to recognise these trends and ensure fair access to STEM education for people from all backgrounds.

Full text (PDF 13pp)

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