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ERIC Number: EJ1078166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957 7572
STEM and Technology Education: International State-of-the-Art
Ritz, John M.; Fan, Szu-Chun
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v25 n4 p429-451 Nov 2015
This paper reports the perceptions of 20 international technology education scholars on their country's involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Survey research was used to obtain data. It was found that the concept of STEM education is being discussed differently by nations. Some consider STEM education to be the improved teaching of the separate subjects of STEM. Others believe STEM should be taught using an integrative subjects approach. Many believe it is a combination of both of these approaches. Different countries are exploring STEM because of political and economic pressures and because some believe it is a means to improve the delivery of this knowledge. The development of a STEM agenda is mixed. In many countries there have been discussions about STEM education, but little action has been undertaken to modify educational systems to deliver this form of education/instruction. Countries are providing professional development experiences to show teachers how to incorporate STEM into their teaching practices.
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Language: English
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