Afterschool Matters Spring 2013
This special STEM focused issue of the Journal was funded by the NOYCE Foundation.
Download the entire issue of Afterschool Matters Spring 2013 as a pdf. 68 pages.
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By Bronwyn Bevan and Vera Michalchik
The limitations of the additive model of learning and the advantages of the contextual model for fostering a STEM learning environment.
By Jessica Donner and Yvonne Wang
Recognizing that schools can’t boost STEM preformance alone, policy makers and educators have called for “all hands on deck” to boost STEM achievement, ignite passions in science, and expose students to STEM career possibilities.
By Marlene Kliman, Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, and Valerie Martin
Developing resources to assist librarians in bringing mathematic reasoning and problem solving into their programing and develop the library as a forum for exchanging problem-solving strategies.
- Variations on a Theme: Characteristics of Out-of-School Time Science Programs Offered by Distinct Organization Types
By Sandra L. Laursen, Heather Thiry, Tim Archie, and Rebecca Crane
Belief is widespread that OST programs are ideal locations in which to learn science and that youth participation may increase access to science for underrepresented groups, such as girls or minorities, and enhance the science workforce.
By Michael MacEwan
Voices from the Field: an exploration of a program through the experience of the children, the training of the staff and potential spaces for improvement.
By Harriet S. Mosatche, Susan Matloff-Nieves, Linda Kekelis, and Elizabeth K. Lawner
Research-supported strategies for working with teen girls and building interest in STEM fields and careers.
By Christine Andrews Paulsen
An exploration of the contributions of public television programs to increased awareness of and interest in STEM fields.