STEM Education: Quo Vadis, Malaysia?

By Yap Jo-Yee

October 2020 FEATURE
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STEM EDUCATION REMAINS an enigma to policymakers, even after decades of research. Since economic growth today hinges on technological development, and the latter on a steady supply of scientifically-trained workers, a decline in a country’s STEM performance can be distressing.With Covid-19, the urgency to generate interest in science education and research has increased. Adding to this conundrum is the puzzling fact that high science interest levels in secondary education do not necessarily translate into a higher number of STEM workers....

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Yap Jo-Yee

is a research analyst at Penang Institute whose interests range from development issues to behavioural economics. Her latest goal is to use ggplot2 without Google’s help.