Australian Academy of Science
8 October 2018
Women in STEM Decadal Plan
The Australian Academy of Science was tasked by the Australian Government to prepare a draft Women in STEM Decadal Plan and conduct consultations on the draft Plan. Primary and secondary education is a target segment of the Plan.
AHISA’s submission describes the role of schools in promoting engagement in STEM and also complexities in STEM pathways that have an impact at school level.
AHISA suggests that the Decadal Plan should also extend to cover early childhood education and support to engage parents in their children’s learning and early skills development and in the shaping of their children’s attitudes to maths and science.
Submission on Women in STEM Decadal Plan