By Nick Morrison
The shortage of STEM graduates is often laid at the door of students making their high school subject choices, but perhaps it’s not students we need to educate about STEM careers, it’s their teachers.
More than a quarter of male teachers – and one in six female teachers – believe STEM careers are more suited to boys than girls, according to a new survey.
And this attitude rubs off on students, with twice as many girls as boys believing that STEM careers are not for them.
The shortage of students graduating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects has been a persistent story in recent years, with one report claiming an annual shortfall of 40,000 skilled STEM workers in the U.K. alone.