Transforming Urban Education

Страна: США

Город: Syracuse

Тезисы до: 01.06.2014

Даты: 10.10.14 — 10.10.14

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Организаторы: Terra Science and Education


Conference Session Topics:

  • Motivation toward STEM
  • Promotion of Creativity using STEM
  •  K-12/College STEM Gap
  •  Early STEM Engagement
  • Promoting Diversity among STEM Students
  • STEM Instruction Models 

America’s urban students have experienced a persistent academic disparity, with White and Asian students consistently outperforming ethnic minorities, English language learners, and low-income students. Urban schools have a higher percentage of poor, Black, Hispanic, and English language learning students, so the achievement gap is a particular concern for urban schools. The status of science and math achievement in particular among urban students poses significant challenges to their future education and careers. Urban students are often left behind in mastering the mathematical and scientific skills they need, and as a result, they are severely underrepresented in the STEM fields in higher education. Only 8% of the STEM doctorates awarded in 2006 were given to underrepresented minorities, despite their 28% share of the US population. Based on 2006 statistics, only 4% of STEM jobs are held by Hispanics and 3% by Blacks (NSF, 2011).  The Terra Conference aims to address this problem by bringing together panelists from local universities as well as practitioners at the top of the education field to share ideas and best practices in the field.

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