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Post-16 Education Must Be Reformed

last modified Sep 17, 2015 01:32 PM
An address to the British Science Association from Professor Athene Donald.

The art-science divide in British education can only be addressed by reforming our education system, writes Professor Athene Donald from the Department of Physics, Master of Churchill College and Steering Committee Member of the Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative.

At the heart of the problem, Prof Donald believes, is the early specialisation in post-16 education. While scientists need to be able to write and communicate better; we increasingly need to be able to use quantitative skills such as understanding data and utilising spreadsheets.  

See more on Professor Donald's Presidential Address to the British Science Association

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