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Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Success in STEM Education: ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 36, Number 6

Samuel D. Museus (Editor), Robert T. Palmer (Editor), Ryan J. Davis (Editor), Dina Maramba (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-06586-0
152 pages
March 2011, Jossey-Bass
Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Success in STEM Education: ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 36, Number 6 (1118065867) cover image

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An indispensable resource for teachers, administrators, and researchers involved with STEM education

This book distills the findings of more than three-hundred published works concerned with minority students in STEM education. It gives the most complete picture possible of what is known about ethnic and racial minorities in STEM education and provides valuable guidance on how readers can apply those insights to enhance their efforts to facilitate student success in STEM learning. In addition, the authors develop a rigorous model to help facilitate and direct research, policy, and practices in minority STEM education.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary.

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Dedications.

Introduction, Context, and Overview of the Volume.

The National Context: Important Trends in Racial Demographics and STEM Fields.

The Urgency of Fostering Minority Students' Success in STEM.

Purpose and Overview of the Volume.

Key Concepts and Definitions.

Limitations of the Volume.

The Current Condition of Minority Students in STEM.

The Impact of Race and Racism on Minority Students' Success in STEM.

Factors in K–12 Education That Influence the Success of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students in the STEM Circuit.

The Link Between Academic Preparedness in K–12 Education and Minority Students' Success in STEM.

K–12 Contributors to the Insufficient Academic Preparation of Minority Students in STEM.

K–12 Factors That Promote the Success of Minority Students in STEM.

K–12 Initiatives That Contribute to Preparedness and Success Among Minority Students in STEM.

Conclusion.

Factors That Influence Success Among Racial and Ethnic Minority College Students in the STEM Circuit.

The Role of Colorblind Meritocracy and Affirmative Action.

The Impact of Economic Influences.

The Impact of Minority-Serving Institutions and Selective Institutions.

The Impact of Campus Environments.

The Impact of Institutional Agents.

The Impact of Psychological Factors.

The Impact of STEM-Specific Opportunity and Support Programs.

Conclusion.

Implications for Future Research, Policy, and Practice in STEM Education.

The Racial and Ethnic Minorities in STEM Model.

Implications for Future Research.

Implications for Future Policy.

Implications for Future Practice.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Appendix: The K–16 STEM Education Model.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

About the Authors.

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