ITEEA Member Co-Authors Book on Status and Trends of STEM Education

October 25, 2022

The quantity and quality of talented individuals in STEM (science/S, technology/T, engineering/E and mathematics/M) fields contribute to a nation’s overall competitiveness. Taiwan and many countries around the world are vigorously promoting the training of STEM professionals and the enhancement of STEM literacy for all as one of the key education objectives. Aiming to achieve the following two goals, this book is compiled and published: (1) to strengthen mutual understanding and connections between Taiwan and other highly competitive countries in the area of STEM education, and (2) to give highly competitive countries the opportunity to share their experiences in STEM education. Two editors-in-chief formulated manuscript guidelines including cross-country comparison components. Then, they invited STEM educators from 10 countries in the top 15 countries/economies in the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Ranking 2021 to follow the guidelines to write up country-specific chapters. After that, they conducted a peer review of all manuscripts and requested authors to make necessary revisions, and made a cross-country comparison which was presented as the 11th chapter. In addition to the 11th chapter, this book compiles country-specific articles about the STEM education background, the status of STEM education, and trends and issues in STEM education from 10 countries, namely Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Ireland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America. Twenty authors of the 11 chapters are listed in this book.〔This book was published by Technological and Vocational Education Research Center, National Taiwan Normal University, and K-12 Education Administration, Ministry of Education, Taiwan〕

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The full-text of this book can be accessed at:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364690721_Status_ and_Trends_of_STEM_Education_in_Highly_Competitive_ Countries _Country_Reports_and_International_Comparison# fullTextFileContent

Related books by the author pushed in 2019 and 2021 are available at:

1.     International Technology Teacher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

https://eric.ed.gov/?q=Lung-Sheng+Lee&id=ED613315

2.     Trends and Issues in International Technical and Vocational Education in the Indo-Pacific Region

https://eric.ed.gov/?q=Lung-Sheng+Lee&id=ED616799