ERIC Number: EJ1202356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Investigating STEM Support and Persistence among Urban Teenage African American and Latina Girls across Settings
Koch, Melissa; Lundh, Patrik; Harris, Christopher J.
Urban Education, v54 n2 p243-273 Feb 2019
This study contributes to the emerging research literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) support and persistence activities among urban teenage African American and Latina girls. We present three case studies of girls who participated in an afterschool STEM curriculum. Our within- and cross-case analyses focused on how various supports explained girls' STEM persistence and career plans. Findings highlight the important role that parents played in supporting girls' persistence and career interests across settings. These findings emphasize the need for research that spans settings to better understand the interplay of support networks that influence girls' STEM interest and persistence.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Case Studies, After School Programs, Females, Career Choice, Social Support Groups, Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Science Interests, Academic Achievement, Parent Participation, Sociocultural Patterns, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0833692