An overview of STEM education in Asia

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This introduction chapter provides an overview of STEM education policies and curriculum initiatives in the Asian context. The three parts of this book are briefly introduced. There is then a summary and synthesis of relevant findings for each of the 14 chapters as well as a discussion linking the content of this book with the current development of STEM education research. Finally, implications, challenges and future directions for STEM education development and related research are proposed. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcepts and practices of STEM education in Asia
EditorsMay May Hung CHENG, Cathy BUNTTING, Alister JONES
Place of PublicationSingapore
ISBN (Electronic)9789811925962
ISBN (Print)9789811925955
Publication statusPublished - 2022


Cheng, M. M. H. (2022). An overview of STEM education in Asia. In M. M. H. Cheng, C. Buntting, & A. Jones (Eds.), Concepts and practices of STEM education in Asia (pp. 1-15). Singapore: Springer.


  • Conceptualising STEM education
  • Implementing STEM education
  • Teacher preparation
  • Teacher professional development


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