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Article: Students’ engineering experience and aspirations within STEM education in Hong Kong secondary schools

TitleStudents’ engineering experience and aspirations within STEM education in Hong Kong secondary schools
Authors
KeywordsStudent aspirations
Engineering education
Secondary schools
Hong Kong
Issue Date2020
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijedures
Citation
International Journal of Educational Research, 2020, v. 103, p. article no. 101610 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study questions whether Hong Kong (HK) students’ engineering aspirations are facilitated within their secondary school STEM curriculum or elsewhere. HK students perform strongly on international science and mathematics assessments, although its economy is reliant on a dwindling number of engineers. We consider STEM education metaphors, recent government attempts to improve STEM education and lack of Asian STEM literature. A representative twenty-four students (sex, age, secondary school type) were interviewed to elicit school/home e/STM (engineering within/STM subjects) experiences and aspirations. Thematic content analyses found: e/STM aspirations most susceptible to (pathway-based) home and cultural inequalities; younger students excluded from engineering interests; and, inhibiting in-school activities/pedagogies. Within this high-performing Asian society, inhibitors to engineering engagement were similar to current Western findings.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/283291
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 1.794
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.893

 

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dc.contributor.authorKutnick, P-
dc.contributor.authorLee, BPY-
dc.contributor.authorChan, RYY-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKY-
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-22T02:54:37Z-
dc.date.available2020-06-22T02:54:37Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Educational Research, 2020, v. 103, p. article no. 101610-
dc.identifier.issn0883-0355-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/283291-
dc.description.abstractThis study questions whether Hong Kong (HK) students’ engineering aspirations are facilitated within their secondary school STEM curriculum or elsewhere. HK students perform strongly on international science and mathematics assessments, although its economy is reliant on a dwindling number of engineers. We consider STEM education metaphors, recent government attempts to improve STEM education and lack of Asian STEM literature. A representative twenty-four students (sex, age, secondary school type) were interviewed to elicit school/home e/STM (engineering within/STM subjects) experiences and aspirations. Thematic content analyses found: e/STM aspirations most susceptible to (pathway-based) home and cultural inequalities; younger students excluded from engineering interests; and, inhibiting in-school activities/pedagogies. Within this high-performing Asian society, inhibitors to engineering engagement were similar to current Western findings.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijedures-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Educational Research-
dc.subjectStudent aspirations-
dc.subjectEngineering education-
dc.subjectSecondary schools-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleStudents’ engineering experience and aspirations within STEM education in Hong Kong secondary schools-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLee, BPY: pylee@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CKY: ckchan09@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101610-
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dc.identifier.hkuros310344-
dc.identifier.volume103-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 101610-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 101610-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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