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ERIC Number: EJ1022329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Hidden Currents in the STEM Pipeline: Insights from the Dyschronous Life Episodes of a Minority Female STEM Teacher
Teo, Tang Wee
Theory Into Practice, v53 n1 p48-54 2014
In this article, I use the idea of "dyschrony" to describe the multiple disjunctures experienced in a Hispanic woman's life as she struggled to gain full membership in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) community. Despite having earned a doctoral degree in chemistry and a teaching position in a STEM school, she was cognizant of how gender and race had marginalized her and her minority female students, making them feel like "border members" of the STEM community. She had formed a solidarity group within the STEM school. As I apply the construct of "dyschrony" to analyze the in-depth interviews with the teacher, I illuminate tensions in the STEM pipeline and suggest that one should be critical about the promise of social mobility. The forming of solidarity groups may contribute to positive experiences of minority girls in STEM schools. Dyschrony may be used as a helpful analytic construct to unpack the forces contributing to minority women's struggles in STEM fields and understand why they might leave.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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