ERIC Number: EJ1078078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Who Teaches the "STE" in STEM?
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v75 n2 p14-19 Oct 2015
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a buzzword in America (Ames, 2013; Woodruff, 2013). With recent pushes from the federal government (Obama, 2013) the educational landscape is changing, with an increased emphasis on STEM (Noddings, 2013; Obama, 2013). However, a clear definition of who teaches each aspect of STEM does not exist ("NGSS," 2013). This article examines what STEM means and explores which teachers might be most qualified to teach each aspect. In light of the recent publication of "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS," 2013), which attempts to shift engineering, traditionally taught as part of technology education classrooms, into a component of science education, this article focuses on the "S" "T" and "E" components of STEM.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Qualifications, Science Education History, Academic Standards, Definitions, Class Activities, Science Curriculum, Course Content, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Science Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Course Descriptions, Educational Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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