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Ajijola, Olujimi; Bridges, Charles R., Jr.; Holden, Lynne M.; Whitacre, Paula – National Academies Press, 2022
Academic preparation is critical to increase Black representation in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, but so, too, are such interrelated factors as providing mentoring and role models in sufficient numbers, adequately funding school and community support services, and analyzing the intentional and unintentional consequences of a range of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Science Education, Engineering Education, Medical Education
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Brenner, Kerry; Beatty, Alexandra; Alper, Joe – National Academies Press, 2022
In November 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a multi-day virtual symposium on imaging the future of undergraduate STEM education. Speakers and participants pondered the future and the past and shared their goals, priorities, and dreams for improving undergraduate STEM education. Expert speakers presented…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, STEM Education, Internship Programs, Equal Education
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Tekin, Erdal; Jones, Jacqueline; Kagan, Sharon L. – National Academies Press, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges in the early care and education (ECE) sector, including: preexisting structural flaws; insufficient funding mechanisms; sector fragmentation; inadequate support for the workforce; and inequalities, such as the lack of access to high-quality care among low-income, rural populations, and communities…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, At Risk Persons, Barriers
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Davis, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2022
Starting in early childhood, children are capable of learning sophisticated science and engineering concepts and engage in disciplinary practices. They are deeply curious about the world around them and eager to investigate the many questions they have about their environment. Educators can develop learning environments that support the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts, Preschool Education
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Gamoran, Adam, Ed.; Dibner, Kenne, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2022
In 2002 Congress passed the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA), authorizing the creation of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as the research, evaluation, statistics, and assessment arm of the Department of Education, and crystallizing the federal government's commitment to providing national leadership in expanding fundamental…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Grants
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National Academies Press, 2022
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) -- often called "The Nation's Report Card" -- is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in public and private schools in the United States know and can do in various subjects and has provided policy makers and the public with invaluable…
Descriptors: Costs, Futures (of Society), National Competency Tests, Educational Trends
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Leshner, Alan I., Ed.; Scherer, Layne A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2021
Student wellbeing is foundational to academic success. One recent survey of postsecondary educators found that nearly 80 percent believed emotional wellbeing is a "very" or "extremely" important factor in student success. Studies have found the dropout rates for students with a diagnosed mental health problem range from 43…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Well Being, College Students
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Brenner, Kerry; Dahlberg, Maria Lund; Alper, Joe – National Academies Press, 2021
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. From that moment, leaders of institutions of higher education have had to make quick decisions about how to provide high-quality educational experiences for their students while protecting the health of their students, faculty, and staff and maintaining the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Student Experience, STEM Education
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Honey, Margaret, Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed.; Gonring, Phil, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2021
Scientific thinking and understanding are essential for all people navigating the world, not just for scientists and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals. Knowledge of science and the practice of scientific thinking are essential components of a fully functioning democracy. Science is also crucial for the…
Descriptors: Science Education, STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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National Academies Press, 2021
NASA created the University Leadership Initiative (ULI) to engage creative and innovative minds in the academic arena to identify significant aeronautics and aviation research challenges and define their unique approach to their solution. The ULI was started in 2015 as part of the larger University Innovation Project, with the goal of seeking new,…
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aviation Education, Scientific Research, Educational Research
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Means, Barbara M., Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2021
Computing in some form touches nearly every aspect of day to day life and is reflected in the ubiquitous use of cell phones, the expansion of automation into many industries, and the vast amounts of data that are routinely gathered about people's health, education, and buying habits. Computing is now a part of nearly every occupation, not only…
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Science, Computer Science Education
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Forstag, Erin Hammers – National Academies Press, 2021
On June 1 and 2, 2021, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a virtual workshop, Teaching and the Teaching Workforce Amid the Struggles of COVID-19 and for Racial Justice. The workshop was designed to revisit findings from the 2020 National Academies' report Changing Expectations for the K-12 Teacher Workforce:…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Teacher Workshops, Elementary School Teachers
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Debad, Susan J. – National Academies Press, 2020
Student ratings have long been used by many institutions of higher education as a primary form of summative evaluation of teaching. In recent years, studies have brought into question the validity of student ratings, highlighting the need for more effective evaluation methods that recognize and reward evidence-based teaching practices. To begin to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty, College Science
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National Academies Press, 2020
Engineering education is emerging as an important component of US K-12 education. Across the country, students in classrooms and after- and out-of-school programs are participating in hands-on, problem-focused learning activities using the engineering design process. These experiences can be engaging; support learning in other areas, such as…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Capacity Building, Preservice Teacher Education
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Floden, Robert, Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed.; Scherer, Layne, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2020
Teachers play a critical role in the success of their students, both academically and in regard to long term outcomes such as higher education participation and economic attainment. Expectations for teachers are increasing due to changing learning standards and a rapidly diversifying student population. At the same time, there are perceptions that…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Educational Change, Standards, Teacher Education Programs
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