Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings
Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning; Board on Science Education; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
NAS Press | 2015 | ISBN: 030937362X 9780309373623 | 77 pages | PDF | 23 MB
More and more young people are learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a wide variety of afterschool, summer, and informal programs. At the same time, there has been increasing awareness of the value of such programs in sparking, sustaining, and extending interest in and understanding of STEM. To help policy makers, funders and education leaders in both school and out-of-school settings make informed decisions about how to best leverage the educational and learning resources in their community, this book identifies features of productive STEM programs in out-of-school settings.