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"Changes in the Demographics, Qualifications, and Turnover of American STEM Teachers, 1988–2012"

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Over the last two decades, the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching field has become more diverse, finds a new study published by the American Educational Research Association.

Female STEM teachers increased from 43 percent in 1988 to 64 percent in 2012. And while STEM teachers are still mostly white, racial diversity in the field has slightly improved: In 1988, just 2 percent of STEM teachers identified as Hispanic—that increased to 6 percent in 2012. And the percentage of Asian STEM teachers increased from 1 to 3 percent over the same time period.

Vol. 38, Issue 08, Page 5

Published in Print: October 10, 2018, as Science Education
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