ERIC Number: EJ888191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Bolstering a STEM Pipeline in Ohio
Herzog, Kelly J.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n3 p26-29 Mar 2010
Research reflects that graduates are leaving high school deficient in math, science and problem solving skills necessary for the demands of the workforce. In order to maintain a competitive position in high tech industries and attract new business, it is important to have a system where all students develop a confidence in learning math, science and highly developed problem solving abilities. Taking into consideration the already existing methods of instruction used in career and technical education (CTE) labs and the demands of the emerging workforce, Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) in Clayton, Ohio, implemented the new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Academy for high school juniors and seniors in the fall of 2007. The goal of the new program is to provide more rigorous math and science knowledge for all students, not just those considered academically high achievers. Ohio recently implemented legislation, Ohio Core, to increase students' STEM learning in schools. At MVCTC, students have gotten a head start in their STEM education thanks to the school's STEM academy.
Descriptors: High Schools, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education, Vocational Education, High School Graduates, Skilled Workers, Active Learning, Inquiry, Graduation Requirements
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio