With this issue of Theory to Practice, we look at how a renewed focus on STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—influences our educational system, impacts other disciplines and provides opportunities for teachers to examine some complex topics in their classrooms.
Two years ago, in a speech on improving the quality of STEM education in America, President Barack Obama said, “Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math.”
Attention to the STEM disciplines, and how they are taught, has gained considerable momentum since then, as our country strives to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy.
Bullying is rampant in schools, and it creates a toxic environment that hurts bystanders, bullies and victims.
Publisher: Gary Sasso
Editor: Tom Yencho
Assistant Editor: Tricia Long
Design Director: Kurt Hansen
Contributing Writers: Barbara Finklestein, Geoff Gehman, Emily Groff
Theory to Practice is published annually by Lehigh University’s College of Education and the Office of University Communications and Public Affairs.