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ERIC Number: EJ1128834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
STEM and the Arts and Humanities: Debunking a False Dichotomy
Hartzell, Richard
Independent School, v76 n2 Win 2017
The false dichotomy that suggests schools must choose between STEM (or STEAM) and the humanities would not merit the time it takes to write an article if not for a dangerous crescendo of backlash clouding the senses of boards and administrations around the independent school world. In this article, the author, an upper school principal of Taipei American School (Taiwan), shares how the school in which he works embraces both STEM and the humanities equally. Taipei American School is a K-12 American independent school located in a vibrant international capital city. It is clear to the author that vibrant, challenging arts and humanities courses are as relevant and popular as ever, and embracing STEM neither condones nor encourages slighting the humanistic heritage that gives meaning to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan (Taipei)
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