NEW TOOL: Why it is crucial to make cultural diversity visible in STEM education

Posted on October 08, 2018

There are many important reasons to represent the broad cultural diversity of STEM endeavors—both historically and presently—in instruction. Science educators should collectively highlight in instruction how people engage in understanding and shaping the natural world in ways that relate to their histories and interests. This includes focusing on cultural STEM engagements that are locally meaningful to specific communities being served through education and should include meaningful pursuits students can engage in related to STEM. This brief makes this argument for cultural diversity in STEM and links off to examples.