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ERIC Number: EJ1019396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Preparing the Future STEM Workforce for Diverse Environments
Daily, Shaundra Bryant; Eugene, Wanda
Urban Education, v48 n5 p682-704 Sep 2013
Following the belief that diversity breeds innovation in scientific endeavors, there is a national push for more diversity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce in order to maintain national economic competitiveness. Currently, STEM-related employment is only 28% non-White; however, greater efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities should increase this figure. Amidst the attention given to supporting "leaky pipelines," less emphasis has been placed on mitigating challenges associated with bringing diverse cultures together. This article presents a framework for supporting underrepresented minorities in building STEM-relevant skills and enhancing their ability to collaborate with peers different from themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A