ERIC Number: EJ1006879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
The Prospect of an "A" in STEM Education
Daugherty, Michael K.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v14 n2 p10-15 Apr-Jun 2013
STEM education has since become perhaps the largest reform movement in PK-12 education over the last decade. The rationale for increased emphasis in STEM education is driven largely by lackluster national assessments of PK-12 students over the last decade or two. These assessments continue to indicate that the United States is failing to compete with other countries when it comes to student performance, and interest in, STEM subject areas. There is certainly no question that STEM education and STEM skills are a vital part of this country's perceived edge, but many educators would argue that STEM is missing a key creativity-related components that are vital for fostering a maintaining and advancing and innovative workforce, and those skills may be best delivered by the arts.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Competition, Innovation, Art Education
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site: http://www.jstem.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A