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Cunningham, Christine M.; Kelly, Gregory J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
In this paper, we address the societally important issue of developing a more equitable approach to preK-12 engineering education. Our primary emphasis is on K-8 grades--a time when first impressions of engineering may be developed. Calls for increased participation by all students, including those who have been historically marginalized, motivate…
Descriptors: Models, Equal Education, Engineering Education, Kindergarten
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Lottero-Perdue, Pamela S.; Settlage, John – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
The broad case being made in this paper is that recognizing student assets--rather than focusing on deficits--is essential for making engineering education more equitable. The paper begins with our exploration of an epistemic practice of engineering, ''making tradeoffs,'' as enacted by kindergartners after experiencing design failure and during…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Empathy, Equal Education, Epistemology
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Silvestri, Katarina N.; Jordan, Michelle E.; Paugh, Patricia; McVee, Mary B.; Schallert, Diane L. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Given the increased attention on pre-college engineering education and its disciplinary nature pertaining to language, discourses, and communicative practices, this "state-of-the-art literature review" focused on findings of research articles informed by qualitative and quantitative data to foreground communicative literacies within…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Disproportionate Representation, Grounded Theory, Design