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ERIC Number: ED525271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 98
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-9677-1
Factors Influencing the Self-Efficacy of Black High School Students Enrolled in PLTW Pre-Engineering Courses
Martin, Brandon R.
ProQuest LLC, D.E. Dissertation, Capella University
With the increasing demand for trained engineers (especially Black engineers) it is imperative that the US invests more money and resources into programs that provide quality engineering experiences and exposures, this study evaluates the effect of various K-12 outreach initiatives and their ability to inspire students enrolled in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high school pre-engineering courses to study engineering. Secondary schools and post-secondary engineering programs will benefit from the data collected by this study. Quantitative data was collected from the 76 students enrolled in PLTW pre-engineering courses at the target high school. The findings indicated, in part, that work in an engineering environment, single-day engineering workshops, and engineering hobbies are some of the most influential experiences and exposures which influence students to study engineering. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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