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ERIC Number: EJ1017062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
The Nexus between Science Literacy & Technical Literacy: A State by State Analysis of Engineering Content in State Science Standards
Koehler, Catherine M.; Faraclas, Elias; Giblin, David; Moss, David M.; Kazerounian, Kazem
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v14 n3 p5-12 Jul-Sep 2013
This study explores how engineering concepts are represented in secondary science standards across the nation by examining how engineering and technical concepts are infused into these frameworks. Secondary science standards from 49 states plus the District of Columbia were analyzed and ranked based on how many engineering concepts were found. Findings reveal that most state science standards infuse some engineering concepts into their documents under the umbrella of science, technology and society (STS) strands. In only a few expectations have states (e.g. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont) fully integrated engineering concepts into their existing state science curricula. Specific suggestions are offered regarding how scientific and technical literacy can together promote a richer experience for all students, and perhaps promote the consideration of STEM careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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