The National Academies Press just posted a pre-release copy of a new STEM education report- Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The report details:
The Need to Improve STEM Learning
Goals for U.S. STEM Education
Three Types of Criteria to Identify Successful STEM Schools
Summary of Criteria to Identify Successful K-12 STEM Schools
What Schools and Districts Can Do to Support Effective K-12 STEM Education
What State and National Policy Makers Can Do to Support Effective K-12 STEM Education
The report promotes three broad goals for STEM success:
Goal 1: Expand the number of students who ultimately pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields and broaden the participation of women and minorities in those fields.
Goal 2: Expand the STEM-capable workforce and broaden the participation of women and minorities in that workforce.
Goal 3: Increase STEM literacy for all students, including those who do not pursue STEM-related careers or additional study in the STEM disciplines.
Click HERE to download a free PDF of the report.