STEM Education Reform in Urban High Schools

STEM Education Reform in Urban High Schools Opportunities, Constraints, Culture, and Outcomes

Margaret A. Eisenhart and Lois Weis
paper, 240 Pages
Pub. Date: September 2022
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-762-6
Price: $36.00

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Pub. Date: September 2022
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-763-3

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STEM Education Reform in Urban High Schools gives a nuanced view of the obstacles marginalized students face in STEM education—and explores how schools can better support STEM learners.


Eisenhart and Weis compellingly demonstrate that good intentions are not enough to create sustainable and meaningful STEM reform. Their findings offer powerful insights into the support teachers need to teach new courses, the counseling high-achieving students need to prepare for STEM college enrollment and careers, and the structures and resources students need to develop in-depth knowledge of STEM subjects. — Laura W. Perna, Graduate School of Education Centennial Presidential Professor of Education and Vice Provost for Faculty, University of Pennsylvania

This careful and powerfully analytic double case study of educational provision and its results in student-learning careers sheds light on an enduring problem that makes deep educational change so difficult—that labels on the packages of new provisions often do not match what’s inside each box. — Frederick Erickson, G. F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology and Education Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles

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About the Authors

Margaret A. Eisenhart is University Distinguished Professor Emerita of Educational Foundations and Research Methodology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Lois Weis is State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo.

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