Sometimes it takes a great book to get students to fall in love with a field of study. If you are trying to motivate students to become interested in careers in science, technology, engineering or math – STEM – here are some books that could do the trick. Read more
The OECD’s Latest PISA Study Finds that Around the World, Reading Skills Are the Biggest Predictor of Smart Career Aspirations
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study tested 600,000 15-year-old students in 79 countries on reading, science and mathematics.
What did the OECD study find? One troubling finding was that during the last 10 years, students’ reading skills have not improved significantly in poorer countries, but only in countries that are increasing their spending on education. Those stronger countries include Canada, China, Estonia, Ireland, Finland and Singapore. Read more
Microsoft Study: High School-Age Girls Benefit from Female STEM Role Models
We have all seen those illustrated books that are meant to inspire girls when they are in elementary and middle school – those biographies of scientists like Marie Curie and Sally Ride. By the time girls get to high school, they aren’t reading books like those any longer. But does that mean that by the time girls reach high school, they no longer need role models to motivate them to enter STEM careers Read more
The Student Research Foundation is proud to have established research partnerships with a number of outstanding educational organizations and foundations. Read more
Stacey Abrams has been very much in the news lately, thanks to her recent run to become Governor of Georgia. Although she withdrew her bid to become Governor amidst controversy after votes had been tabulated, her energetic and controversial campaign had the effect of making her a presence on the national political stage. People are now seeing her as a potential future candidate for Governor again, for the U.S. Senate, and even for the presidency of the United States. Read more
Today is International Day of the Girl Child. Launched in 2012 by the United Nations as an annual initiative, the day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting the empowerment of girls and young women across the globe. Read more
What Are the Best Strategies for Getting K-6 Students Excited about Technology?
. . . findings from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning
There is a common belief that children take to technology like the proverbial ducks take to water. Give them a computer or a tablet and stand back, that thinking holds, and tech learning will pretty much take care of itself. Read more
If you work in education in North America, chances are you have a positive view of how motivated female students are whose families have come from other countries. You see eager school-age girls whose families have worked hard to come to North America to provide good educational opportunities for their children and you think, “These students have the familial support they need . . . all we need to do is provide the right classes and materials and they will move ahead.”