Over the last two decades, the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching field has become more diverse, finds a new.
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.
A version of this article appeared in the October 10, 2018 edition of Education Week as Science Education