Sources of inspiration for STEM decisions

January 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

Researchers asked 5,000 Norwegian college-level students of STEM about the sources of inspiration for their educational choices. The most influential people were teachers and parents—the people who knew the young people best. The findings suggest that the most effective STEM role models are individuals who have a personal connection with the young person making education and career choices.


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Heather King, Author, King's College London

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Parents | Caregivers | Undergraduate | Graduate Students
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs