Science Aspirations and Career Choice: Age 10-14
The Science Aspirations and Career Choice: Age 10 - 14 project is a five year longitudinal study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of their Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education (TISME). The project started in 2009 and is based at King's College London. One of the main objectives of the project is to investigate some of the factors influencing the educational choices made by children in this age group. Particular interest focuses on the influence of peers, parents and schools, and on the role gender, class and ethnicity play in shaping these choices.
Learning about careers in science
A second component of the project is to work with teachers and other experts on an intervention that is helping us develop strategies for teaching about science-based careers in Key Stage 3.