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ERIC Number: EJ966488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
A Qualitative Investigation of Factors Promoting the Retention and Persistence of Students of Color in STEM
Palmer, Robert T.; Maramba, Dina C.; Dancy, T. Elon, II
Journal of Negro Education, v80 n4 p491-504 Fall 2011
The literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is abounding with the importance of increasing college access, retention, and persistence among students because of implications for America's global competitiveness. Particular emphasis has been placed on college students of color who remain underrepresented in STEM education. Therefore, increasing college access, retention, and persistence for students of color in STEM is not merely a matter of United States' economic competitiveness, but also a matter of equity. Using in-depth interview methods, this article delineates factors facilitating the retention and persistence of students of color in STEM education at a predominantly White institution. Implications for institutional practice and research are provided. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States