ERIC Number: EJ1032737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Engaging All Students in the Pursuit of STEM Careers
Dou, Remy; Gibbs, Kenneth D., Jr.
School Science Review, v95 n351 p106-112 Dec 2013
The rapid population growth of under-represented minority groups and the continued under-utilisation of women mean that future growth in the domestic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is linked to greater diversity. Subject-matter mastery is important but insufficient for a student to pursue a STEM profession -- behavioural factors also play a significant role. We describe some of these factors and their relation to career choice, and provide recommendations for practitioners utilising them in STEM education programmes and projects. Understanding the behavioural components of the career decision-making process is critical to effectively engaging all students in the pursuit of STEM careers.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Education, Career Choice, Performance Factors, Program Descriptions, Minority Group Students, Outreach Programs, Achievement Need, Self Efficacy, Student Interests, Science Interests, Learner Engagement, Academic Aspiration, Social Cognition, Mastery Learning, Change Strategies, Motivation Techniques, Affective Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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