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ERIC Number: EJ907364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Beyond Smash and Crash: Part Two
McCarthy, Ray; Slater, Roy
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n4 p25-33 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
STEM studies and technological literacy are hot topics at the national and state level. At the October 20, 2009 Massachusetts STEM Summit, Lt. Governor Tim Murray spoke of the need for greater efforts in preparing our students for their technological future. In workshops throughout the day, speakers reiterated the same thing in many ways: neither highly trained people in STEM nor women are responding to the call in equal numbers to men. In partial response to this need, an October 2009 "Technology Teacher" article explained how to help younger girls to reframe their beliefs about STEM as well as their place in technology and engineering education. The article generated a number of responses, including many questions about how to get this inclusive spirit at the high school level. In this article, the authors describe how the dynamics were changed at Somers High School in Somers, Connecticut between 2000 and 2007. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Massachusetts