526 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    526 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Research on STEM Education represents a groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research and presentation of policy within the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. What distinguishes this Handbook from others is the nature of integration of the disciplines that is the founding premise for the work – all chapters in this book speak directly to the integration of STEM, rather than discussion of research within the individual content areas.

    The Handbook of Research on STEM Education explores the most pressing areas of STEM within an international context. Divided into six sections, the authors cover topics including: the nature of STEM, STEM learning, STEM pedagogy, curriculum and assessment, critical issues in STEM, STEM teacher education, and STEM policy and reform. The Handbook utilizes the lens of equity and access by focusing on STEM literacy, early childhood STEM, learners with disabilities, informal STEM, socio-scientific issues, race-related factors, gender equity, cultural-relevancy, and parental involvement. Additionally, discussion of STEM education policy in a variety of countries is included, as well as a focus on engaging business/industry and teachers in advocacy for STEM education.

    The Handbook’s 37 chapters provide a deep and meaningful landscape of the implementation of STEM over the past two decades. As such, the findings that are presented within provide the reader with clear directions for future research into effective practice and supports for integrated STEM, which are grounded in the literature to date.



    Carla C. Johnson, Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder

    Section 1: The Nature of STEM

    Section Editor – Tamara J. Moore

    Chapter 1 – STEM Integration: A Synthesis of Conceptual Frameworks and Definitions

    Tamara J. Moore, Amanda C. Johnston, Aran W. Glancy

    Chapter 2 – STEM Education Through the Epistemological Lens: Unveiling the Challenge of STEM Transdisciplinarity

    Digna Couso, Cristina Simarro

    Chapter 3 – Moving Toward an Equity-based Approach for STEM Literacy

    Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder, Sarah B. Bush, Cathrine Maiorca, Megan Nickels

    Chapter 4 – A Worldly Perspective: Applying Theory to STEM Education

    Léonie J. Rennie, Grady Venville, John Wallace

    Chapter 5 – Theoretical Frameworks for STEM Education Research

    Thomas J. Bussey, Stanley M. Lo, Chris Rasmussen

    Section 2 – STEM Learning

    Section Editor – Lyn D. English

    Chapter 6 – Integrated STEM Pedagogies and Student Learning

    S. Selcen Guzey, Secil Caskurlu, Kadir Kozan

    Chapter 7 – Design Learning in STEM Education

    Lyn D. English, Robin Adams, Donna King

    Chapter 8 - The Importance of Early STEM Education

    Susanna Hapgood, Charlene M. Czerniak, Kimberly Brenneman, Douglas H. Clements, Richard Duschl, Marilyn Fleer, Daryl Greenfield, Helen Hadani, Nancy Romance, Julie Sarama, Christina Schwarz, Beth VanMeeteren,

    Chapter 9 – Elementary STEM Learning

    Suzanne M. Nesmith, Sandi Cooper

    Chapter 10 – Secondary STEM Learning

    Rose M. Pringle, Christine G. Lord, Tredina D. Sheppard

    Chapter 11 – Considering STEM for Learners with Disabilities and Other Diverse Needs

    James D. Basham, Matthew T. Marino, Cassandra L. Hunt, Kyounggun Han

    Chapter 12 – Informal STEM Program Learning

    Margaret Blanchard, Kristie Gutierrez, Bobby Habig, Preeti Gupta, Jennifer D. Adams

    Chapter 13 – Creating STEM Learning Opportunities through Partnerships

    Danielle B. Harlow, Alexandria Hansen, Jasmine McBeath, Ron Skinner, Javier Pulgar, Alexis Spina, Mandy McLean, Chantel Barriault, Annie Prud’homme-Genereux

    Section 3 – STEM Pedagogy, Curriculum & Assessment

    Section Editor – Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder

    Chapter 14 – History of Integrated STEM Curriculum

    Christa Jackson, Kristina M. Tank, Mollie H. Appelgate, Kari Jurgenson, Ashley Delaney, Coskun Erden

    Chapter 15 – Infusing Evidence-Based Reasoning in Integrated STEM

    Carina M. Rebello, Paul A. Asunda, Hui-Hui Wang

    Chapter 16 – Integrating Computational Thinking in STEM

    Eric Wiebe, Vance Kit, Soonhye Park

    Chapter 17 – Socio-Scientific Issues as Contexts for the Development of STEM Literacy

    David C. Owens, Troy D. Sadler

    Chapter 18 – Learning Models and Modeling Across the STEM Disciplines

    Margret A. Hjalmarson, Nancy Holincheck, Courtney K. Baker, Terrie M. Galanti

    Chapter 19 – Contemporary Methods of Assessing Integrated STEM Competencies

    Kerrie A. Douglas, Brian D. Gane, Knut Neumann, James W. Pellegrino

    Section 4 – Critical Issues in STEM

    Section Editors – Carla C. Johnson and Tamara J. Moore

    Chapter 20 – Intersectionality in STEM Education Research

    Geraldine L. Cochran, Mildred Boveda, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Salina Gray

    Chapter 21 – Perspectives of Identity as an Analytic Framework in STEM Education

    Allison Godwin, Jennifer Cribbs, Shakhnoza Kayumova

    Chapter 22 – Race-related Factors in STEM: A Review of Research on Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

    Cindy Jong, Christen Priddie, Thomas Roberts, Samuel D. Museus

    Chapter 23 – Research on Gender Equity in STEM Education

    Gayle A. Buck, Dionne Cross Francis, Kerrie G. Wilkins-Yel

    Chapter 24 – The Affordances and Challenges of Enacting Culturally Relevant STEM Pedagogy

    Paula A. Magee, Craig Willey, Esra Ceran, Jeremy Price, Javier Barrera Cervantes

    Chapter 25 – STEM Inclusion Research for English Language Learners (ELLs): Making STEM Accessible to All

    Emily K. Suh, Lisa Hoffman, Alan Zollman

    Chapter 26 – Parent Involvement and its Influence on Children’s STEM Learning: A Review of the Research

    Julie Thomas, Juliana Utley, Soo-Young Hong, Hunkar Korkmaz, Gwen Nugent

    Section 5 – STEM Teacher Education

    Section Editor – Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder

    Chapter 27 – Elementary STEM Teacher Education: Recent Practices to Prepare General Elementary Teachers for STEM

    Amy Corp, Melanie Fields, Gilbert Naizer

    Chapter 28 – Secondary STEM Teacher Education

    Mary C. Enderson, Philip A. Reed, Melva R. Grant

    Chapter 29 – Research on K-12 STEM Professional Development Programs: An Examination of Program Design and Teacher Knowledge and Practice

    Julie A. Luft, Jaime Diamond, Chunlei Zhang, Dorothy Y. White

    Chapter 30 – Teacher Leadership for STEM Programming

    Elizabeth A. Crotty, Gillian H. Roehrig

    Section 6 – STEM Policy and Reform

    Section Editor – Carla C. Johnson

    Chapter 31 – STEM-Focused School Models

    Erin E. Peters-Burton, Ann House, Vanessa Peters Hinton, Julie Remold, Lynn Goldsmith

    Chapter 32 – STEM Policy in the United States and Canada

    Carla C. Johnson, Janet B. Walton, and Jonathan M. Breiner

    Chapter 33 – STEM Policy in Asia

    Jia Li, Jian-Xin Yao, Tian Luo, Winnie Wing Mui So

    Chapter 34 – STEM Policy in Australia

    David Ellis, P. John Williams

    Chapter 35 – Latin American STEM Policy: A Review of Recent Initiatives on STEM Education in Four Latin American Countries

    Martín Bascopé, Kristina Reiss, Mayte Morales, Claudia Robles, Pilar Reyes, Mauricio Ismael Duque, Juan Carlos Andrade

    Chapter 36 – Measuring the Impact of Business Engagement on STEM Education

    Karen Webber, Jeffrey Robert, David Tanner, Melinda Moore, Timothy Burg

    Chapter 37 – STEM Teacher Leadership in Policy

    Rebecca Hite, Rebecca E. Vieyra, Jeff Milbourne, Remy Dou, Timothy Spuck, John F. Smith



    Carla C. Johnson is Professor of Science Education and Associate Dean in the College of Education, and Executive Director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University, USA.

    Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder is Professor of STEM Education and Associate Dean at University of Kentucky, USA.

    Tamara J. Moore is Professor of Engineering Education and Interim Executive Director of INSPIRE Research at Purdue University, USA.

    Lyn D. English is Professor of STEM Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.