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Ernst, Jeremy V.; Williams, Thomas O.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; Sutton, Kevin – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Over the past decade, teacher autonomy within the formal educational system has been a central topic of discussion among educational stakeholders. This study explored influence over school policy and classroom control (teacher autonomy) among in-service science, technology, and mathematics (STM) educators within the United States. The National…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Autonomy, Elementary Secondary Education, School Policy
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Besterman, Keith; Williams, Thomas O., Jr.; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
The growth of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the K-12 education system has sparked discussions regarding STEM teachers' ability to meet the needs of these learners. STEM teachers have reported that they do not feel prepared and often lack professional development opportunities to develop the necessary skills to meet these needs. (August &…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, STEM Education, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development
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Williams, Thomas O., Jr.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Rossi, Louis – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
As integrated STEM education becomes more commonplace, the number of inclusive STEM classrooms containing students with disabilities will continue to rise. This presents many challenges to both STEM education teachers and Special education teachers. Do STEM education and Special education teachers have the appropriate credentials to effectively…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Inclusion
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Williams, Thomas O., Jr.; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Kaui, Toni Marie – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This study investigated, from a national perspective, the instructional teaching load of STEM educators specific to students with disabilities and limited English Proficiency (LEP). The most recent School and Staffing Survey results of in-service science, technology, and mathematics teachers were compiled and analyzed to form subject area…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, STEM Education, Faculty Workload, Science Teachers