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Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Giersch, Jason; Stearns, Elizabeth; Moller, Stephanie – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
We analyze longitudinal data from students who spent their academic careers in North Carolina (NC) public secondary schools and attended NC public universities to investigate the importance of high school racial composition and opportunities to learn in secondary school for choosing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Public Schools, Public Colleges
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Means, Barbara; Wang, Haiwen; Young, Viki; Peters, Vanessa L.; Lynch, Sharon J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
The logic underlying inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) posits that requiring all students to take advanced college preparatory STEM courses while providing student-centered, reform-oriented instruction, ample student supports, and real-world STEM experiences and role models will prepare and inspire students admitted on the basis of STEM interest…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Readiness, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum