STEM and Social Justice: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings

A Global Perspective

  • Cheryl B. Leggon
  • Michael S. Gaines

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Teaching and Learning STEM in Formal Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Tiffany B. Plantan, Jane Indorf, Rian de Villiers, Michael S. Gaines
      Pages 11-28
    3. Liz Richardson, Zaramasina Clark, Sonja Miller, Hazel Phillips, Ken Richardson, Andrew Tarr et al.
      Pages 29-52
    4. Kai McCormack, Dimeji Togunde, Cheryl B. Leggon, Cássia de Brito Galvão, Karen E. Clay, Myra Burnett
      Pages 53-74
  3. Teaching and Learning STEM in Informal Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Elize Venter, Ulrich Oberprieler
      Pages 95-110
    3. Judy Brown, Amy Rubinson
      Pages 111-120
  4. The Role of Professional Societies

  5. Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Cheryl B. Leggon, Michael S. Gaines
      Pages 135-139
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-145

About this book


This volume focuses on selected innovative programs designed to augment the science, engineering, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through increasing and enhancing the participation of under-represented groups. The programs span the STEM career pathway—primary, secondary, and tertiary education—and professional development and socialization—in the United States, South Africa, and New Zealand.  Similarities as well as differences between and among programs across nations will be systematically analyzed for lessons learned. The conceptualization for this volume developed over the past several years during various international conferences—starting in Havana, Cuba in 2006, and continuing at meetings in Japan (2014), South Africa (2013 and 2015), and New Zealand (2015).


STEM and social justice Social justice STEM workforce development Science technology policy Science education and social justice Mathematics education and social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Cheryl B. Leggon
    • 1
  • Michael S. Gaines
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public PolicyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

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