A critique of the STEM pipeline: Young people’s identities in Sweden and science education policy

Heather Mendick, Maria Berge, Anna Teresia Danielsson

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Abstract

In this article, we develop critiques of the pipeline model which dominates Western science education policy, using discourse analysis of interviews with two Swedish young women focused on ‘identity work’. We argue that it is important to unpack the ways that the pipeline model fails to engage with intersections of gender, ethnicity, social class and nationality, and their impact on science and with debates about science as elitist and implicated in neoliberalism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-497
JournalBRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
Volume65
Early online date10 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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