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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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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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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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Simpson, Amber; Knox, Peter N. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
The culture of engineering and the culture of formal learning environments often make it difficult for individuals to develop an engineering identity. Conversely, recent research points to the home environment as an alternative setting to support discipline-specific identity development of children, while less is known regarding the identity…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Henderson, Jerrod A.; Martinez, Chelsea; Greer, Rick – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic forced much of schooling online and limited students' access to informal learning opportunities such as afterschool programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate how fourth- and fifth-grade students engaged in an online engineering program and what factors influenced their engagement. We drew on a four-dimensional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learner Engagement, After School Education, Engineering Education
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Kidd, Jennifer; Kaipa, Krishnanand; Gutierrez, Kristie; Lee, Min Jung; Pazos, Pilar; Ringleb, Stacie I. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
Ed+gineering, an NSF-funded program, adapted hands-on robotics instruction for online delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This qualitative multiple case study shares the experiences of participating education students in spring 2021 as they collaborated virtually with engineering students and fifth graders to engineer bioinspired robots…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Interpersonal Relationship, Education Majors
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Skinner, Ron K.; Harlow, Danielle B. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
The practice of persisting and learning from design failures is essential to engineering design and offers unique ways of knowing and learning for K-12 students. To understand how students engage in the practice of persisting and learning from design failures, we must first understand how, if at all, they recognize that a design failure has…
Descriptors: Recognition (Psychology), Design, Failure, Grade 4
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Henderson, Jerrod; Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Holly, James, Jr.; Greer, Rick; Manuel, Mariam – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Black and Brown men continue to be underrepresented in engineering. One explanation for the dearth of Black and Latino men in engineering is that engineering (and STEM) identity often is not inclusive of People of Color. As a result, Black and Brown boys may be less likely to become interested in STEM subjects. The purpose of this study, then, was…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Identification (Psychology), Males, Minority Group Students
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Chiu, Jennifer L.; Fick, Sarah J.; McElhaney, Kevin W.; Alozie, Nonye; Fujii, Reina – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
This paper addresses an important consideration for promoting equitable engineering instruction: understanding how teachers contextualize curricular materials to draw upon student and community resources. We present a descriptive case study of two 5th grade teachers who co-designed a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned curricular unit…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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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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Lee, Walter C.; Knight, David B.; Cardella, Monica E. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
A central challenge in engineering education is providing experiences that are appropriate for and accessible to underserved communities. However, to provide such experiences, we must better understand the process of offering a geographically distributed asset-based out-of-school program. This paper focuses on a collaborative research project that…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Engineering Education, Summer Programs, After School Programs
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Carlone, Heidi B.; Mercier, Alison K.; Metzger, Salem R. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Primary school practices are often bound by traditions that perpetuate compliance and skills-based, decontextualized, rote memorization activities. These histories of practice, prevalent in schools serving mostly Black and Brown children, make it inordinately difficult for students to author themselves as knowledge builders (i.e., with epistemic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Engineering Education, Epistemology, Design
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McLean, Mandy; Nation, Jasmine M.; Spina, Alexis; Susko, Tyler; Harlow, Danielle; Bianchini, Julie – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2020
Research suggests that, to narrow the gender gap in engineering, we should focus on helping young girls identify with engineering both because gendered attitudes emerge around kindergarten and because identity is more predictive than performance on persistence in the field. This qualitative study sought to understand the impact of collaborative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Engineering Education
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Ehsan, Hoda; Cardella, Monica E. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2020
In the last two decades, pre-college engineering education has increased, with research on pre-college engineering education emerging as a nascent field. However, limited research, if any, has considered aspects of engineering thinking of children with neurodiversity. In line with calls for broadening participation in engineering education,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Engineering Education, Students with Disabilities
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Weinberg, Paul J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2019
Reasoning about mechanism is central to disciplined inquiry in science and engineering and should thus be one of the foundations of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. In addition, mechanistic reasoning is one of the core competencies listed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Engineering Concepts and…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Engineering Education, Equipment, Elementary School Students
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