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ERIC Number: EJ1005101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-11
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Improving Math Success in Higher Education Institutions
Bisk, Richard
New England Journal of Higher Education, Mar 2013
Many students begin higher education unprepared for college-level work in mathematics and must take non-credit developmental courses. Furthermore, many are "math-phobic" and avoid courses, majors and careers that involve quantitative work. Yet science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are among the few job-growth areas in the U.S. Many companies are lobbying the federal government to expand the number of H-1B visa positions in order to bring overseas hires to the U.S to fill STEM positions. At Worcester State University, educators and students have learned to do developmental math better, but that's not enough. They shouldn't need developmental math programs at all. The country needs more students prepared for STEM majors and careers. This article will address issues related to fostering student interest and success in mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; United States