Book Chapter

Responding to concerns about mathematics and science education

Russell Tytler, S Dinham, Deborah Corrigan, David Hoxley, Stephen Dinham, Russell Tytler, Deborah Corrigan, David Hoxley

Reconceptualising Maths and Science Teaching and Learning | ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research Press) | Published : 2018

Abstract

Concerns about mathematics and science education are widely canvassed and well documented at policy level in Australia and in numerous countries internationally. In Australia, there is increasing concern at declining participation in advanced level school mathematics and physical sciences, fewer students electing to study particular science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at university, and evidence of Australian students' declining performance on comparative international tests in mathematics and science.

Funding Acknowledgements

Support for the production of this publication has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.