Hoe meer stemmen over 'STEM', hoe minder eenstemmigheid! Hoeveel STEM-ers hebben we nodig? Gevolgen voor andere vakken?
Citaat:Given all of the above, it is difficult to make a case that there has been, is, or will soon be a STEM labor shortage. If there was really a STEM labor market crisis, youd be seeing very different behaviors from companies, notes Ron Hira, an associate professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, in New York state. You would...nt see companies cutting their retirement contributions, or hiring new workers and giving them worse benefits packages. Instead you would see signing bonuses, youd see wage increases. You would see these companies really training their incumbent workers.
None of those things are observable, Hira says. In fact, theyre operating in the opposite way.
Citaat 2: Emphasizing STEM at the expense of other disciplines carries other risks. Without a good grounding in the arts, literature, and history, STEM students narrow their worldviewand their career options. In a 2011 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Norman Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, argued that point. In my position as CEO of a firm employing over 80 000 engineers, I can testify that most were excellent engineers, he wrote. But the factor that most distinguished those who advanced in the organization was the ability to think broadly and read and write clearly