Curriculum and Instruction at Exemplar Inclusive STEM High Schools

  • Erin Peters-Burton, Ann House, Ed Han, Sharon Lynch

Abstract

In recent years, prominent organizations have released large-scale policy reports on the state of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, with particular emphasis on curricula and instructional practices. The purpose of this paper was to examine the curriculum and instruction occurring at high performing STEM-focused high schools that have no academic conditions for student admission. This study conducted a cross-case analysis across eight case studies of contextually different but well-regarded inclusive STEM high school. Common themes that emerged included different hierarchical levels of design and implementation (classroom-level, cross-cutting school level, school-wide) as well as responsive design of curriculum and instruction. Unique contextual differences are discussed as well as implications for replication of inclusive STEM school design.

Published
2018-12-01
How to Cite
Erin Peters-Burton, Ann House, Ed Han, Sharon Lynch. (2018). Curriculum and Instruction at Exemplar Inclusive STEM High Schools. Journal of Research in STEM Education, 4(2), 193-212. Retrieved from https://j-stem.net/index.php/jstem/article/view/45
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