May 24, 2016

New Report Calls STEM Learning a "Social Justice" Issue

The new report Next Generation STEM Learning For All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research highlights the ways in which STEM offers traditionally underrepresented groups increased opportunities for individual success, calling access to STEM education an issue of social justice. The report comes out of the forum of the same name, which was organized by EDC and SRI International for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In addition to encouraging broad access and participation for girls, students with disabilities, and others, the report offers strategies for aligning STEM learning innovations with local context and students’ lives. Also included are lessons learned from successful research-based STEM programs.

EDC worked closely with NSF and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to plan and conduct the forum in November 2015, which drew hundreds of educators, researchers, and policymakers.

Learn more about the report and the forum.