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10 December 2007
The number, quality and deployment of science and mathematics teachers in our schools and colleges are matters of vital importance to the UK.
They have major implications for: the quality of science and mathematics education; young people's intellectual development and their ability to make a responsible contribution to a world that increasingly depends on scientific knowledge for solutions to its many and varied problems; fostering new cadres of professional scientists, engineers and science and mathematics teachers; and the UK's status as a leading knowledge economy.
By using the most reliable data available, this report examines:
This is the first in a series of state of the nation' reports from the Royal Society aimed at monitoring and helping to improve the quality of science and mathematics education in the UK.
The first report of the 'State of the nation' project was led by a Working Group, made up of experts in education. Professor Julia Higgins DBE FRS was the chair of the Working Group.
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