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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
SJR: 0.468 SNIP: 0.671 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN Imprimer: 1072-8325
ISSN En ligne: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v16.i1.60
pages 85-96

ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN STEM EDUCATION: THOUGHTS ON IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY, PRACTICE, AND FUTURE RESEARCH

Elizabeth Hoffman
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-2021, USA
Soko Starobin
Educational Consultant/Evaluator
Frankie Santos Laanan
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3195, USA
Marisa Rivera
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3195l, USA

RÉSUMÉ

As a concluding essay, the authors examine the common threads of this special issue as they pertain to future research, practice, and policy decisions about the role of community colleges in STEM education. Specifically, the authors discuss the ways in which current practices were measured and analyzed. As policy makers and stakeholders in education continue to raise expectations for community colleges to play a critical role in STEM education, the authors provide innovative research approaches and implications for all educational sectors to shape institutional and state policy issues.