A Research about the Placement of the Top Thousand Students Placed in STEM Fields in Turkey between the years 2000 and 2014
 
 
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Istanbul Aydin University
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Devrim Akgunduz   

Istanbul Aydin University, Egitim Fakultesi N-Blok 213, Kucukcekmece, 34000 Istanbul, Turkey
Publish date: 2016-03-20
 
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2016;12(5):1365–1377
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), one of the mostly emphasized concepts in the world, is a paradigm that creates interdisciplinary learning and provides achievement of the outcomes of science, mathematics, engineering and technology while doing this. This research was carried out to investigate the STEM fields’ placement of the top thousand students placed in science and mathematics fields in universities, the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) university placement data as a basis. This is a quantitative research and descriptive analysis techniques have been used. In the study, which has examined university placement of 17135 people, it was determined that as the students’ interest in STEM fields decreased between the years 2000-2014, the interest in faculties of medicine increased, that there is a major difference between male and female students in favor of the males, that the students were placed mostly in engineering departments among STEM fields and that placement in education faculties and fundamental sciences was rather low.
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