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Kouo, Jennifer; Dalal, Medha; Lee, Eunsil; Berhane, Bruk; Emiola-Owolabi, Olushola; Ladeji-Osias, Jumoke; Beauchamp, Cheryl; Reid, Kenneth; Klein-Gardner, Stacy; Carberry, Adam – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
Engineering for US All (e4usa) is a National Science Foundation-funded first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at making engineering more inclusive and accessible to underrepresented populations. The "for us all" mission of e4usa encompasses both students and teachers. Paramount to the success of e4usa was the construction of professional…
Descriptors: Teachers, Engineering Education, Expertise, Prior Learning
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Kramer, Amy; Dringenberg, Emily; Morris, Carter; McCarthy, Darcy – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
The marginalization of women in engineering is a persistent problem. The overall goal of our collaborative project was to promote interest and participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), particularly for high school girls. We took an action research approach with a local high school science teacher to develop,…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Self Efficacy, World Views
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Leak, Anne E.; Owens, Lindsay M.; Martin, Kelly Norris; Zwickl, Benjamin M. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
K-12 students need to become familiar with engineering because 21st-century careers integrate engineering practices across all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. While the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize learning real science and engineering practices, further work is needed to authenticate…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Standards, Engineering Education, Educational Practices
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Kozan, Kadir; Caskurlu, Secil; Guzey, Siddika Selcen – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
Earlier integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education research has shown effects on students' attitudes toward STEM careers, actual and perceived learning, and interest in pursuing a STEM career in their future endeavors. The current systematic review purported to review the recent K-12 integrated STEM education…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education
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Doganca Kucuk, Zerrin; Genek, Selvet Ece; Bozoglu, Hayriye Sinem; Corlu, Mehmet Sencer – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
Teaching engineering at the middle and high school levels has been a topic of discussion among scholars regarding the challenges it creates. One of the most critical challenges at the school level is identifying qualified teaching staff to lead engineering courses. The present study explored teachers' willingness to lead an engineering course and…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Intention
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Zhou, Shuqi; Merzdorf, Hillary E.; Douglas, Kerrie A.; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
This study aimed to develop a K-12 classroom observation protocol to assess K-12 teachers' implementation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) integration. The intended purpose of the observation protocol is for researchers to examine how K-12 teachers implement the STEM integrated curriculum. Based on research on STEM…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, STEM Education, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Kelli M. Paul; Karen Miel; Merredith D. Portsmore; Adam Maltese – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
Engineering outreach programs often portray outreach educators as role models for youth. It is widely believed that introducing youth, especially girls, to potential engineering role models will broaden participation in engineering majors and careers. Based on interviews with and surveys of fourth- and fifth-grade girls participating in an…
Descriptors: Role Models, Engineering Education, Engineering, Outreach Programs
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Christine M. Cunningham; Gregory J. Kelly; Ashwin Mohan – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
Socially engaged engineering provides for student learning of the design, analysis, and practices of engineering as well as the ways that engineering is situated in sociocultural contexts. This paper provides a conceptual framework regarding socially engaged engineering for K-8 educators, researchers, and curriculum designers. The framework…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Engineering Education, Social Justice
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Timothy Robinson; Adam Kirn; Jenny Amos; Indira Chatterjee – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
This multi-methods study explores changes in engineering interest and identity of middle and high school students (n = 79) attending introductory-level engineering summer camps at a large western land grant university. Middle school is a critical time when student interest, identity, and subsequently career choice begin to emerge and hence it is…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Camps, Engineering Education, Middle School Students
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Alberto Esquinca; Maria Teresa de la Piedra; Lidia Herrera-Rocha – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
Students classified as English language learners (ELLs), many of whom are also Hispanic/LatinĂ©/x, are at times excluded from opportunities to engage in engineering design experiences due to the emphasis on learning English. In dual language bilingual education, however, language policies that allow for the use and development of more than one…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Engineering Education, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Pilar Pazos; Francisco Cima Cohuo; Jennifer Kidd; Kristie Gutierrez; Krishnanand Kaipa; Orlando Ayala – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2023
Global efforts are underway to include engineering in pre-college curricula. In the USA, this pursuit led to the inclusion of engineering content in the most recent version of the Next Generation Science Standards that guide K-12 science. As these standards become part of the K-12 curriculum, teachers face the challenge of gaining basic…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Tolbert Smith, DeLean; Jones, Tamecia; Cardella, Monica E. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
A major concern in engineering education involves ensuring that youth belonging to minoritized groups have equitable access to engineering career pathways. Related research often highlights the effect of student and school characteristics on engineering success but few studies have investigated the engineering-related assets that Black families…
Descriptors: African American Family, Cultural Capital, Engineering Education, Learner Engagement
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Gale, Jessica – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
Extant research and engineering education frameworks call for students to engage in personally meaningful engineering projects; however, there are few case studies documenting the work of young engineers working to design solutions to real-world problems that matter to them. This qualitative case study describes the work of a purposively selected…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, High School Students
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Acosta-Feliz, Jorge – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
Multilingual students should have opportunities to learn and do engineering in learning environments that foreground and sustain their cultural and linguistic practices. However, little is known about how middle school engineering teachers enact these environments. To address this gap in research and practice, this comparative case study describes…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Capital
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Paradise, Tawni; Schilling, Malle R.; Grohs, Jake; Laney, Jordan L. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
The purpose of this research study is to understand teacher experiences throughout their second year of engagement in the Virginia Tech Partnering with Educators and Engineers in Rural Schools partnership. This partnership is an assets-based community partnership in a rural environment between middle school teachers, regional industry, and…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Partnerships in Education, Middle School Teachers, School Business Relationship
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