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The Eight Essential Elements Of Inclusive STEM High Schools

Abstract

"Inclusive STEM (traditionally known to stand for 'Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math') high schools are emerging across the country as a mechanism for improving STEM education and getting more and diverse students into STEM majors and careers. However, there is no consensus on what these schools are or should be, making it difficult to both evaluate their effectiveness and scale successful models. We addressed this problem by working with inclusive STEM high school leaders and stakeholders to articulate and understand their intended school models. This 'bottom-up' approach is in contrast with other studies that have taken a 'top-down,' literature-based approach to defining STEM schools."

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