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Dive Into STEM: Engaging diverse students requires an inward look

Education Dive – Shalina Chatlani

“Now one of the most well-known scientists in the world, Tyson says he has reflected on why others like himself from diverse backgrounds have not been able to reach the level he enjoys today — which also happens to be the same question that most higher education and K-12 leaders are asking themselves more and more: Why aren’t there more minorities and women in STEM? But rather than assuming the problem lies with the students — as suggested in the Larry Summers question — Tyson says we ought to look more outwardly to the systemic challenges that actually prevent these otherwise talented students from entering and excelling in the field. A first quick look at the data ought to raise a few eyebrows.”(more)

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