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McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Reports & Papers
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
McClure Elisabeth R., Guernsey Lisa, Clements Douglas H., Bales Susan N., Nichols Jennifer, Kendall-Taylor Nat, Levine Michael H., Winter 2017
Executive Summary
The barriers to STEM learning for young children are more complex, subtle, and pervasive than decision-makers currently realize. For example, in December 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and Education…
Alade Fashina, Lauricella Alexis R., Beaudoin-Ryan Leanne, Wartella Ellen, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
American students rank well below international peers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Early exposure to STEM-related concepts is critical to later academic achievement. Given the rise of tablet-…
Schnittka Christine G., Evans Michael A., Won Samantha G. L., Drape Tiffany A., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
After-school settings provide youth with homework support, social outlets and fun activities, and help build self-confidence. They are safe places for forming relationships with caring adults. More after-school settings are starting to integrate…
Bagiati Aikaterini, Evangelou Demetra, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The study presented here focuses on the development of an early education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum with emphasis on engineering. This article presents the teacher's experience as she undertook the task of…
Lundh Patrik, House Ann, Means Barbara, Harris Christopher J., Fall 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs have increasingly gained attention as settings that can help enrich students' science learning (Halpern, 2004). Even though science is widely included in afterschool activities, sites often lack adequate materials and staff know…
Bers Marina Umaschi, Seddighin Safoura, Sullivan Amanda, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Prior work has shown that early childhood educators demonstrate a lack of knowledge and understanding about technology and engineering, and about developmentally appropriate pedagogical approaches to bring those disciplines into the classrooms. This…
House Ann, Llorente Carlin, n.d.
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The project explored: The nature of elementary afterschool science offerings - The resources and sources of support for science programming and staff development - Ties between offerings and external supports. Study Context: California's Public…