Post-secondary and Training Research

Category: Post-secondary and Training Research

Promising Practices: Preparing Children of Immigrants in New York and Sweden
Post-secondary and Training Research, School (K-12) Research

Global review of programs “that prepare students from immigrant backgrounds to be active and empowered actors in the multicultural, global contexts of their receiving nations.”

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Data Inquiry for Equitable Collaboration: The Case of Neighborhood House’s Data Carousel
Family Research, Out of School Research, Post-secondary and Training Research, School (K-12) Research

This study acknowledges the traditional role that data collection has played as a vehicle for demonstrating compliance, in addition it a new, meaningful role that it can play when collection efforts are approached collaboratively with families.

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The science divide: Why do Latino and Black students leave STEM majors at higher rates?
Post-secondary and Training Research

Reviews of data from Beginning Postsecondary Study, which examines the racial and ethnic gaps that persist across post-secondary fields.

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STEM Perceptions: Student & Parent Study: Parents and Students Weigh in on How to Inspire the Next Generation of Doctors, Scientists, Software Developers and Engineers
Family Research, Post-secondary and Training Research

Two nationally commissioned surveys from Microsoft Corporation among college students pursuing STEM majors help us gain insight into the types of preparation and inspiration needed to get students there.

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Pathways to a STEMM Profession
Business/Industry Research, Post-secondary and Training Research

The pathway to a STEMM profession begins at home, due in large measure to domestic environments that influence, intentionally or unintentionally, the educational aspirations of young people. Parental encouragement to participate in scientific, mathematical, and technical activities has an early and powerful impact.

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Pathways to an Engineering Career
Business/Industry Research, Post-secondary and Training Research

Several factors can predict a student’s chances of success with completing an engineering degree in college, including those whose parents strongly pushed the importance of science or math education.

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Parents 2017: Unleashing their Power and Potential
Family Research, Government Research, Post-secondary and Training Research, School (K-12) Research

A national study reports that parents are far more optimistic about their children’s academic successes than data indicates they should be. The study also includes recommendations for helping parents with such areas as learning goals, financing college, life skills, parent-teacher communication, and learning tools.

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Children and Parents Learning Side-by-Side to Acquire STEM Knowledge: A Case Study of the Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program
Family Research, Out of School Research, Post-secondary and Training Research

Case study on the Chi S&E program, recruiting parents and families on Saturdays to learn and apply science, technology, engineering and math side by side with their student. The program demonstrates a family engagement model that leads to improved student achievement, and the building of institutional / systems capacity among all key stakeholders.

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Sociocritical Matters: Migrant Students’ College Access
Post-secondary and Training Research

Programs that focus on traditional academic learning and “college knowledge” are important for all students who want to further their education. However, the research indicates that the focus on sociocritical learning is essential for migrant students, and others from less advantaged communities.

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