How do young people experience and construct their ‘choice’ (or not) of General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) science route? And what are the identity and other implications (for social justice and widening participation in science) associated with participation on Double or Triple award routes for different groups of students?
Stratifying science: A Bourdieusian analysis of student views and experiences of school selective practices in relation to ‘Triple Science’ at KS4 in England
Empowering Teachers to Raise Career Awareness in Computing: Lessons Learned
This study aims to provide activities to motivate teachers to use technology in their classrooms and encourage students to pursue a STEM related field, Computer Science in particular.
A Case Study of Long-Term Engagement and Identity-in-Practice: Insights Into the STEM Pathways of Four Underrepresented Youths
1) In what ways did youths’ figured worlds, positionality, and authoring of self come through at the time they applied to the program? 2) What kinds of figured worlds of science, positionality, and authoring of selves emerged and were supported by COSMOS (a Math and Science Upward Bound program)? 3) What kinds of educational and identity pathways in science are evident from the four youths’ navigations in and through Cosmos, and college?
STEM as "Minority": A Phenomenological Case Study of How Students of Color Perceive Their Experience in a STEM Living-Learning Program
To gain understanding of the experiences of students of color in a STEM living-learning program.
In the Guise of STEM Education Reform: Opportunity Structures and Outcomes in Inclusive STEM-Focused High Schools
1) How do eight inclusive (nonselective) urban public (non-charter) high schools (two STEM-focused and two comprehensive, traditionally structured) approach and organize opportunities for STEM for low-income historically underrepresented minorities? 2) What written and enacted opportunity structures are available, over a three-year time span (2010-2013), for high-achieving (top track) students at the four STEM-focused schools? 3) How do select teachers and counselors perceive available opportunity structures? 4) How do these opportunity structures position high-achieving students for further study and a career in STEM?
Examining the Self-Efficacy of Community College STEM Majors: Factors Related to Four-Year Degree Attainment
This study examines what experiences can improve the self-efficacy of community college students as it relates to research and whether this has an impact on their long-term career plans to pursue a STEM career.
Considering the Interest-Convergence Dilemma in STEM Education
Focuses on what barriers still exist in diversity programs that are focused on STEM.
The â€œPost-Racialâ€ Politics of Race: Changing Student Assignment Policy in Three School Districts
Does having residents from multiple jurisdictions make it more difficult for districts to maintain support for student assignment policies, particularly given population differences between city and suburban residents? Does a district’s ability to maintain political support for integration differ by whether the goals and means were race-conscious or race-neutral?
Disadvantage and the ‘Capacity to Aspire' to Medical School
This study was designed to elucidate
why students from backgrounds of
lower socio-economic status (SES) and who
may be first in their family (FIF) to enter
university continue to be under-represented in
Is Integration a Dream Deferred? Students of Color in Majority White Suburban Schools
How does students’ relationships with school adults impact their educational experiences and future college and career choices?
Science Identity Trajectories of Latecomers to Science in College
- What trends in science identity trajectories are latecomers to science able to construct during their first year in a college science program?
- How are latecomers’ identity trajectories constrained by or improvised with the cultural models and associated resources available in the figured world of a college science program?
Social Class and the STEM Career Pipeline: An Ethnographic Investigation of Opportunity Structures in High-Poverty Versus Affluent High School
1) What are the mechanisms through which high school opportunity structures link to student choice of STEM major and college destination? 2) To what extent and in what ways do high school opportunity structures differ in schools with a large upper/middle class White population versus a comprehensive urban school (with a STEM focus) with a high population of poor and working class students of color? 3) To what extent do the mechanisms through which the high school opportunity structures link to college major choice and college destination differ in the two schools under investigation?
Academic and Social Barriers to Black and Latino Male Collegians' Success in Engineering and Related STEM Fields
To identify and explore the academic and social experiences of African American (AA) and Latino American (LA) male collegians in engineering and other STEM fields. Specific attention was given to the factors that AA and LA male collegians report as “barriers” to their success in engineering.
Science Aspirations, Capital, and Family Habitus: How Families Shape Children's Engagement and Identification With Science
How and why is science a more ‘‘thinkable”
aspiration in some families and not others?
Why Racial Integration and Other Policies Since Brown v. Board of Education Have Only Partially Succeeded at Narrowing the Achievement Gap
Reviews previous literature to investigate why the achievement gap continues despite desegregation efforts.
A Qualitative Investigation of Factors Promoting the Retention and Persistence of Students of Color in STEM
This study examined salient factors of retention and persistence among college students of color enrolled in STEM education at a predominantly White institution (PWI).
After Seattle: Social Science Research and Narrowly Tailored School Desegregation Plans
Offer a social science rationale for Justice Kennedy’s view about narrow tailoring issues and suggesting several approaches to desegregation plans that may meet narrow tailoring requirement.
Is Science Me? High School Students' Identities, Participation and Aspirations in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
To explore why some who were once very interested in science, engineering, or medicine (SEM) majors or careers decided to leave the pipeline in high school while others persisted.
How Do School Peers Influence Student Educational Outcomes? Theory and Evidence from Economics and Other Social Sciences
Provide a description of a wide range of peer influence theories from psychologists, sociologists, and economists; proposes new theory of group contagion.
International Evidence on Ability Grouping with Curriculum Differentiation and the Achievement Gap in Secondary Schools
Review what research from other developed countries says regarding: ability grouping and achievement, achievement gap, etc.
Profiles of Urban, Low SES, African American Girls' Attitudes Toward Science: A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Study
What are the urban, low SES, African American girls’ attitudes toward science and science
learning? What aspects of their experiences and understandings contribute to differences in attitudes?
School Choice in a Post-Desegregation World
Discusses evidence with respect to regulated and unregulated school choice.
Switching Social Contexts: The Effects of Housing Mobility and School Choice Programs on Youth Outcomes
Assesses research on the educational and socialoutcomes for comparable youth who change school and neighborhood settings through unique housing policy and school voucher programs.
School Context and Charter School Achievement: A Framework for Understanding the Performance "Black Box"
Explores the relationship between charter school racial composition, school environments, and student achievement.
Twenty-First Century Social Science on School Racial Diversity and Educational Outcomes
If amicus briefs are to bring relevant social science evidence to the attention of the Court in educational rights litigation, which research studies should be summarized and interpreted in the briefs?
Choice, Equity, and the Schools-Within-Schools Reform
- To what extent did subunit themes emphasize students’ disparate occupational and educational futures over their common social and academic needs?
- What rationales did students offer for their subunit selections, and how did their choices reflect their interests, motivations, social backgrounds, and academic abilities?
Segregation and the Test Score Gap
Consider the role of school and neighborhood segregation in explaining trends in the black-white schooling gap.
School Composition and Student Outcomes: A Review of Emerging Areas of Research
Review of current research on school composition and its effects on student outcomes.
Migration Background, Minority-Group Membership and Academic Achievement: Research Evidence from Social, Educational, and Developmental Psychology
Explores the impact on achievement of grouping students both within and between classrooms and schools based on their ability.
The Impact of Brown on Latinos: A Study on Transformation Policy Intentions
Describes the transformation of desegregation policy in San Jose, California where Latino students constituted the plaintiff class.
The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
Firsthand accounts of how segregation and apartheid continues in America’s inner city schools and how teachers at those schools persist against the odds.
The Transformation of School Desegregation in San Jose, California (1985-2003)
Segregation & desegregation experience of Mexican American students & how desegregation remedies promoted or hindered their access to equal education.
Access and Achievement in Mathematics and Science
Unequal access to math and science course taking and achievement as a self-evident problem in K-12 schools. Why do inequalities persist?
Justice Deferred - A Half Century After Brown v. Board of Education
Reviews the history of the racial desegregation of America’s public schools.
Boom for Whom? Education, Desegregation, and Development in Charlotte
A history of the use and demise of the mandatory busing plan in Charlotte, specifically the political and economic consequences of busing that facilitated the city’s economic boom and enhancement of civic capacity
How Society Failed School Desegregation Policy: Looking Past the Schools to Understand Them
Aims to understand why desegregation policy has failed to achieve the goals set out by Brown v. Board and how research on school desegregation has contributed to these shortcomings.
Equity in Heterogeneous Classrooms
Argues that multicultural classrooms should be equitable classrooms through heterogeneous grouping.
Economic School Integration
Explores the end of court-ordered desgregation, describes the alternative of socioeconomic integration, and sketches prospects for economic school integration in the future.
Educational Benefits of Racially and Ethnically Diverse School
Summarizes research on school desegregation and the benefits of racial and ethnic diversity in K-12 schooling.
Preservation or Transformation: Where's the Real Educational Discourse on Diversity?
How overlooking critical areas of diversity-related campus initiatives may preserve the very system that diversity advocates seek to transform.
Education, Social Cohesion, and Economic Growth
Examines the relation between social cohesion, education, and growth. This paper focuses on the role of state schooling in reducing transaction costs by shrinking the “social distance” between individuals in the economy.
Classroom Composition and Peer Effects
The extent to which the composition of classes affects learning outcomes.
Diversity and Educational Quality
Why benefits of diversity are part of educational quality?
Buying Homes, Buying Schools: School Choice and the Social Construction of School Quality
What are the choices of the parents who advocates feel are unfairly privileged in the existing educational system?
School Composition and Peer Effects in Distinctive Organizational Settings
Reviews the research on school composition and peer effects from three comparative perspectives.