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Pages: 7110-7118
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0691

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

UNDERSTANDING FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN STEM SUBJECTS IN PAKISTAN

S. Hollows1, C.E. Schulze1, M. Rab2

1British Council (UNITED KINGDOM)
2British Council (PAKISTAN)
In many countries in South Asia, and in the UK, women’s participation in higher education (HE) has equalled or surpassed men in recent years, and yet this representation is still not seen in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. Women’s influence is therefore lessened in STEM careers meaning there are fewer role models for young girls when they are making their subject choices for future careers.

Pakistan has seen an increase of students enrolling in and completing higher education, this trend is matched in both the female and male populations. However, STEM disciplines and careers are still dominated by men.

This paper will be an outcome of a study which is initiated in Pakistan to look at the current situation of women in STEM subjects, who have opted and completed O and A levels and/or equivalent local qualifications in schools. It will also identify factors which determine female students’ choice for STEM subjects and non-STEM subjects in Pakistan. The study will facilitate in understanding the reasons why females discontinue STEM subjects, if they do.. Interventions to improve the on ground situation will also be proposed including ways to enhance female participation in STEM in Higher Education.
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author = {Hollows, S. and Schulze, C.E. and Rab, M.},
title = {UNDERSTANDING FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN STEM SUBJECTS IN PAKISTAN},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.0691},
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month = {7-9 March, 2016},
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DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.0691
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S. Hollows, C.E. Schulze, M. Rab (2016) UNDERSTANDING FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN STEM SUBJECTS IN PAKISTAN, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 7110-7118.
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