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Community Colleges and STEM
Examining Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities

ISBN 9780415821100
Published June 5, 2013 by Routledge
267 Pages

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Book Description

As United States policymakers and national leaders are increasing their attention to producing workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), community colleges are being called on to address persistence of minorities in these disciplines. In this important volume, contributors discuss the role of community colleges in facilitating access and success to racial and ethnic minority students in STEM. Chapters explore how community colleges can and do facilitate the STEM pipeline, as well as the experiences of these students in community college, including how psychological factors, developmental coursework, expertiential learning, and motivation affect student success. Community Colleges and STEM ultimately provides recommendations to help increase retention and persistence. This important book is a crucial resource for higher education institutions and community colleges as they work to advance success among racial and ethnic minorities in STEM education.

Table of Contents

Part I: Pathways to Success: The Role of Community Colleges in Promoting Access to Minorities in STEM

Chapter 1: Community Colleges and Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in STEM Education: A National Picture, Xueli Wang

Chapter 2: The Impact of State Policy on Community College STEM Programs, Pamela Eddy and Tiffany Pugh 

Chapter 3: The Need for Integrated Workforce Development Systems to Broaden the Participation of Underrepresented Students in STEM-related Fields, Victor Hernandez-Gantes & Edward C. Fletcher Jr

Part II: A New Dimension to the Discourse on Minority Students, STEM, and Community Colleges

Chapter 4: An Expectancy-Value Model for the STEM Persistence of Ninth Grade Underrepresented Minority Students, Lori Andersen & Thomas J. Ward

Chapter 5: The Effect of Non-Cognitive Predictors on Academic Integration Measures: A Multinomial Analysis of STEM Students of Color in the Community College, Marissa Vasquez Urias, Royel M. Johnson, & J. Luke Wood

Chapter 6: STEMming the Tide: Psychological Factors Influencing Racial and Ethnic Minority Students’ Success in STEM at Community Colleges, Terrell L. Strayhorn, Michael Steven Williams, Derrick L. Tillman-Kelly, & Marjorie Dorimé-Williams

Chapter 7: The Propensity to Avoid Developmental Math in Community College: A Focus on Minority Students, Bobbie Everett Frye & Kelly D. Smith

Chapter 8: Moving Beyond the Barrier of Mathematics and Engaging Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the Classroom for Racial and Ethnic Minority STEM Students in Community Colleges, Denise Yull

Part 3: Examining the Experiences of Minority Students in Community Colleges: Diverse Contexts Chapter 9: Minority Serving Community Colleges and the Production of STEM Associate Degrees, Frances King Stage, Ginelle John, Valerie C. Lundy-Wagner & Katherine Mary Conway

Chapter 10: Creating Successful Pathways for Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Community College Students (AAPIs) in STEM, Dina C. Maramba

Chapter 11: Constraints and Opportunities for Practitioner Agency in STEM Programs in Hispanic Serving Community Colleges, Megan M. Chase, Estela Mara Bensimon, Linda Shieh, Tiffany Jones, & Alicia C. Dowd

Chapter 12: Achieving Success: A Model of Success for Black Males in STEM at Community Colleges, Robert T. Palmer & Zachary M. DuBord

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Robert T. Palmer is Assistant Professor of Student Affairs at the State University of New York—Binghamton, USA.

J. Luke Wood is Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University, USA.