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ERIC Number: EJ1156370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Filling the Gap: Integrating STEM into Career and Technical Education Middle School Programs
Wu-Rorrer, Ray
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v77 n2 p8-15 Oct 2017
The field of STEM education is an educational framework that has surged in application over the past decade. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is infused in nearly every facet of our society. Filling the gap of current research in middle school career and technical education (CTE) and STEM programs is important as traditional CTE programs transition to an environment that requires simultaneous academic and occupational instruction. The goal of this article is to provide additional research related to the "STEM Integration in Middle School Career and Technical Education" study (Wu-Rorrer, 2015) and to continue the expansion of the current base of knowledge related to STEM integration in career and technical education by providing an example of a project being incorporated into a middle school Inventions and Innovations course. The article focuses briefly on new research related to STEM integration and middle school programming while demonstrating how the current research can be implemented in a STEM classroom. The project being presented is titled the Future Space Colony Project (FSCP).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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