The Case for Stem Education

The Case for Stem Education

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qIf you're an education leader concerned with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives, this book will help you both understand and implement STEM action plans. The book starts by putting STEM in context, as the early chaptersoutline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM. Throughout the book, author Rodger W. Bybee puts an emphasis on both thinking and acting. That's why The Case for STEM Education is a must-read for leaders at all levels: national and state policy makers, state-level educators responsible for STEM initiatives, college and university faculty who educate future STEM teachers, local administrators who make decisions about districtand school programs, and teachers who represent STEM disciplines.q -- Publisher's description.What are the living (e.g., teachers, students) and nonliving (e.g., instructional materials, hardware, software) features that are interrelated and interact? ... The idea of an instructional core is adapted from the work of Richard Elmore (2009).

Title:The Case for Stem Education
Author:Rodger W. Bybee
Publisher:National Science Teachers Association - 2013


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