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ERIC Number: EJ1055230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2325-663X
Informal Learning in Science, Math, and Engineering Majors for African American Female Undergraduates
McPherson, Ezella
Global Education Review, v1 n4 p96-113 2014
This research investigates how eight undergraduate African American women in science, math, and engineering (SME) majors accessed cultural capital and informal science learning opportunities from preschool to college. It uses the multiple case study methodological approach and cultural capital as frameworks to better understand the participants' opportunities to engage in informal science learning or free-choice learning. The article demonstrates that African American women have access to cultural capital and informal science learning inside and outside of home and school environments in P-16 settings. This study adds to cultural capital, informal science learning, and global STEM education research by allowing scholars to better understand how African American women have opportunities to learn about the hidden curriculum of science throughout the educational pipeline.
Mercy College New York. 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Tel: 914-674-7350; Fax: 914-674-7351; Web site: http://ger.mercy.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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