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Integrating STEM Opportunities for Young Learners

Integrating STEM Opportunities for Young Learners Tech Know Learn (2018) 23:195–197 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10758-018-9364-1 EDITORIAL 1 2,3 Nicol R. Howard  · Dirk Ifenthaler Published online: 15 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education efforts to pre - pare K-12 students for college and future careers are evolving and remain an important factor in the growth and development of economies across the world (Carter et  al. 2014; Ge et  al. 2015; Howard 2016; Legewie and DiPrete 2011). In the US alone, the demand for workers is projected to double resulting in 19 million more jobs than workers to fill positions by 2028 (Humes et al. 2011). An increase in the number of jobs available across the world may suggest a greater need for students to select STEM courses and careers. Efforts to increase students’ positive perspectives and pursuits of STEM careers are neces - sary to meet the growing demand for STEM workers (National Science Foundation, 2011). STEM education meets the present need and facilitates economic progress by preparing students to innovate and succeed in a technological business world (Altiner 2018). Addi- tionally, STEM literacy is the knowledge and understanding of mathematical and scientific processes critical to living a productive http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Technology, Knowledge and Learning" Springer Journals

Integrating STEM Opportunities for Young Learners

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Education; Learning and Instruction; Mathematics Education; Educational Technology; Science Education; Creativity and Arts Education
ISSN
2211-1662
eISSN
2211-1670
DOI
10.1007/s10758-018-9364-1
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Abstract

Tech Know Learn (2018) 23:195–197 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10758-018-9364-1 EDITORIAL 1 2,3 Nicol R. Howard  · Dirk Ifenthaler Published online: 15 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education efforts to pre - pare K-12 students for college and future careers are evolving and remain an important factor in the growth and development of economies across the world (Carter et  al. 2014; Ge et  al. 2015; Howard 2016; Legewie and DiPrete 2011). In the US alone, the demand for workers is projected to double resulting in 19 million more jobs than workers to fill positions by 2028 (Humes et al. 2011). An increase in the number of jobs available across the world may suggest a greater need for students to select STEM courses and careers. Efforts to increase students’ positive perspectives and pursuits of STEM careers are neces - sary to meet the growing demand for STEM workers (National Science Foundation, 2011). STEM education meets the present need and facilitates economic progress by preparing students to innovate and succeed in a technological business world (Altiner 2018). Addi- tionally, STEM literacy is the knowledge and understanding of mathematical and scientific processes critical to living a productive

Journal

"Technology, Knowledge and Learning"Springer Journals

Published: May 15, 2018

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