ERIC Number: ED481749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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Hispanics in Science and Engineering: A Matter of Assistance and Persistence. Policy Information Report.
Barton, Paul E.
This report is about both progress in increasing the representation of Hispanics in the science and engineering professions and the many efforts that are needed to continue that progress towards more equal representation in these important professions. The supply side throughout the education pipeline is examined from early childhood education through elementary and secondary school, to high school completion and enrollment in--and completion of--college, and on to graduate education. The need for assistance of various kinds along the way and the importance of persistence of Hispanic youth in completing their education and continuing on at critical points in the education pipeline is discussed. Looking into this future requires examining the demand and anticipated supply for these important occupations and addressing the question of whether the economy can absorb an increased supply of Hispanic scientists and engineers. (Author/MVL)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Engineering, Engineers, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Sciences, Scientists
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.