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Labor will need more than scholarships to make teaching science an attractive career

Shaun Belward writes in The Conversation (20.5.16) about the details of federal Labor’s proposal to increase the qualifications and experience of high school teachers specialising in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Labor has proposed to invest $400 million to ensure that all high school science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) teachers are fully qualified.

‘While this education policy may look appealing, there is a distinct lack of breadth in what is on the table.

‘The aim of the policy is to boost STEM grades and take up of these subjects at school and university. But does research say this will help?’

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