Survey of Science Technicians
The Royal Society and the Association of Science Education commissioned a wide reaching survey on the provision, roles, responsibilities, working conditions and opinions of laboratory technicians in secondary schools and colleges in 2001, and had over 5000 technicians responding, making it the largest survey of its type.
Although some of the information of the survey is out of date, it highlights some of the issues that the technician profession faces and could be used as evidence for more technical support in your school.
It’s worth exploring how your technical service compares to the data in the survey and if your service factor is higher or lower than the average in 2001.
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