This could be said of many different groups of marginalized K-12 students and of many different career paths traditionally dominated by particular demographics.
Here and here, you can read more about STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It has increasingly become an important front in the discussion of best practices for educators in the 21st Century.
Education, in many respects, is about balancing and addressing deep-seated patterns that societies tend to perpetuate against their own best interests. A recent EducationNews.org article draws attention to a Connecticut STEM program designed to combat the experience of gender marginalization that too many girls continue to face within the arena of K-12 education.
Career and leadership education programs can work to substantially change education systems' patterns of improperly placing groups of marginalized students into tracks.
We need more movements like this STEM program in Connecticut and like this program here.
Posted by Parker Fulton
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