Thursday, October 6, 2011
Identifying Successful K-12 STEM Education
The National Research Council's report "Successful K-12 STEM Education" focuses on the science and mathematics parts of STEM and on criteria for identifying effective STEM schools and practices. It provides an overview of the landscape of K-12 STEM education by considering different school models, highlighting research on effective STEM education practices, and identifying some conditions that promote and limit school- and student-level success in STEM. It can serve as a guide for those involved in K-12 education at all levels: policy makers; decision makers at the school and district levels; local, state, and federal government agencies; curriculum developers; educators; and parent and education advocacy groups.