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A Study on Gender Differences in Choosing STEM Subjects in Hong Kong Secondary Schools

Existing studies usually focus on examining the motives and fears of young girls in not choosing STEM subjects. This research, however, proposes to examine how and why both teen girls and boys perceive and choose STEM subjects in secondary schools and for their university applications. In other words, instead of focusing only on girls and their choices in choosing or not choosing STEM subjects, we deem it more meaningful to explore the views and experiences of both genders to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding. Furthermore, as perception and experiences of subject choices are multi-dimensional and affected by various factors, we would also propose to collect both quantitative and qualitative data.

Commencement Date : 2016/11
Completion Date : 2017/12
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr CHAN, Kit Wa Anita 陳潔華 [SSC]
Co-Chief Investigator(s) : CHEUNG KA LOK, ADAM 張家樂 #
Keyword(s) : STEM   Subject Choice   Gender  

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