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ERIC Number: EJ1046655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Moving Latino/a Students into STEM Majors in College: The Role of Teachers and Professional Communities in Secondary Schools
Moller, Stephanie; Banerjee, Neena; Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Stearns, Elizabeth; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Dancy, Melissa; Wright, Eric; Valentino, Lauren
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v14 n1 p3-33 Jan 2015
We argue that Latino/a students are more likely to major in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college if they were educated in high schools where they studied with satisfied teachers who worked in collaborative professional communities. Quantitative results demonstrate that collaborative professional communities in high school are important for Latino/a students' choice of major in college. Results from qualitative interviews clarify how Latino/a students' perceptions of precollege educational environments shape their decisions to major in STEM.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 0969286