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Youth Access and Equity Research and Practice Agenda

Papers and publications

Here you can find a list of all research summaries and papers from the Equity Pathways in Informal STEM Learning project.

Project summaries

We have created four documents to summarise the findings reached in this project. These papers are the culmination of discussions in project workshops involving those working in various sectors in informal science learning across the US and UK, as well as our project survey. The documents draw together current practice and positions in the field and raise questions and priorities for future work.

Research and practice briefs:

  1. Equity in informal science learning: a research and practice brief. This briefing document summarises the discussions, data and findings relating to equity and access work in informal science contexts.
  2. Pathways in informal science learning: a research and practice brief This briefing document summarises the discussions, data and findings relating to pathways within and across informal science contexts, in particular relating to youth and equity.

Infographic: Youth equity pathways in informal science learning
The key figures and findings from the project are presented in this infographic, including data from the survey and workshops.

Research and practice agenda
We set out the key questions and themes for future equity and access work in this agenda, as identified through project research and activities.

Equity survey

The project research involved a survey designed to explore current views and practices in the area of equity in informal science learning. Many people working in the ISL sector responded to this survey - thank you to those of you who took part. The survey findings are summarised in the following report and indicate some interesting trends across countries

Think pieces

As part of our within-sector workshops we asked our research and practice partners to write a short think piece around the issues they see in relation to equity in their work within informal science learning. These think pieces were circulated to attendees before the workshop and sparked some really interesting discussion and reflection. We wanted to share a couple of these think pieces with you:

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