The Keys to Future STEM Careers: Basic Skills, Critical Thinking, and Ethics

The Journal for Professional Educators - Future of Education


The United States has lost its competitive edge in math an science education (National Mathe + Science Initiative, 2013), and work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is no longer a career of choice.  Some studies attribute these trends to lack of student interest HHall et al, 2011).  The authors discuss their experiences and results of informal research that led to their position that students' level of basic skills, abiity to think critically, and ethical commitment are major factors in determining the success and continued interest of science majors.

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Kathleen Ramsey, Ph.D. and Barbara Baethe, Ed.D.
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The Bulletin, Fall Issue, 2013, Vol. 80.1 pp. 26-33.
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