ERIC Number: EJ1050467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-20
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STEM Education on a Worldwide Voyage: Curriculum to College, Career, and Community Readiness
Furuto, Linda H. L.
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Jan 2015
This article addresses issues in equitable and quality STEM education, and comes at a significant time as students, educators, and policymakers strive to meet federal and state standards such as the Mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). CCSS and NGSS require significantly higher levels of cognitive engagement, including what teachers must teach (content), how they should teach it (pedagogy), and how much teachers need to know to be effective. The principles embedded in these standards have potential to be applied to all other academic learning fields. This article begins with an overview of the current climate and theoretical frameworks, including Hokule'a's Worldwide Voyage 2013-2017 by celestial navigation and traditional wayfinding. Hokule'a is a vehicle to explore culture-based, indigenous models of STEM at local and global levels, and connects curriculum to college, career, and community readiness. The broader impact is that culturally-responsive STEM practices are recovered and integrated in curriculum units that enrich the global pedagogical base, such as the Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute, and support continued research.
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards, Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Values Education, Service Learning
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