Teachers' perspectives regarding the decline in boys' participation in post-compulsory rigorous mathematics subjects

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Easey, Michael. (2013). Teachers' perspectives regarding the decline in boys' participation in post-compulsory rigorous mathematics subjects. In V. Steinle, L. Ball and C. Bardini (Ed.). Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 1 - 9
AuthorsEasey, Michael
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This paper explores the decline in boys’ participation in post-compulsory rigorous mathematics using the perspectives of eight experienced teachers at an independent, boys’ College located in Brisbane, Queensland. This study coincides with concerns regarding the decline in suitably qualified tertiary graduates with requisite mathematical skills and abilities to meet increasing employment demands and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Individual interviews and a focus-group interview with teachers in various curriculum leadership, careers/counselling, and mathematics teaching roles revealed…

Year2013
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Web address (URL)http://www.merga.net.au/documents/Easey_MERGA36-2013.pdf
Open accessOpen access
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Journal citation1, pp. 1 - 9
Page range1 - 9
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationAustralia
EditorsV. Steinle, L. Ball and C. Bardini
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