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Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Produced by National Research Council of the National Academies


Science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM) are fundamental aspects of everyone’s lives as citizens, consumers, parents, and workers. Providing all students with access to a high-quality education in STEM is important to their future and that of the nation.

What can schools do to ensure such high-quality education?

Successful K-12 STEM Education tackles this question, focusing on the science and mathematics aspects of STEM, and on criteria for identifying effective STEM schools and practices.

The book looks at various school models, highlights research on effective STEM education practices, and identifies conditions that promote and limit school- and student-level success in STEM.

Successful K-12 STEM Education is a useful guide for those involved in K-12 education: policymakers; school and district decisionmakers; local, state, and federal government agencies; curriculum developers; educators; and parent and education advocacy groups.

The book was produced by the National Research Council of the National Academies’ Committee on Highly Successful Schools or Programs for K-12 STEM Education. Steve Schneider, Senior Program Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics program at WestEd, served on the committee.

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Product Information

ISBN: 978-0-309-21296-0
Copyright: 2011
Format: Trade Paper
Pages: 48
Publisher: The National Academies Press

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