STEM Policy in Asia

Authored by: Jia Li , Jian-Xin Yao , Tian Luo , Winnie Wing Mui So

Handbook of Research on STEM Education

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367075606
eBook ISBN: 9780429021381
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429021381-39

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Abstract

This study analyzes the policies and practice of STEM education in four representative Asian countries, China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, based on a review of policy documents and research reports. An overview of historical STEM policy is shown in this study, and the impact of national investment on STEM education at three levels (the policy, programmatic and classroom levels) is also valued. At the end of this chapter, both the promising current situation and challenges of STEM education in Asia are analyzed and discussed.

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