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sTem: Technology and Equity

sTem: Technology and Equity
June 2013
Kitty Chen, James Kigamwa, Erin Macey, Jada Phelps, Marsha Simon, Seena Skelton, and Kathleen King Thorius.

This edition of the Equity Dispatch states that failure to integrate technological tools effectively and equitably within education structures risks exacerbating inequities that currently exist for marginalized students. Several questions are worth deliberating to broaden equitable practices in technology education. What does ‘technology’ mean within STEM education? How helpful and accessible are technologies for students in K-12 school systems? What are some current equity issues in this area? And what can we do to enhance equity in technology access and usage?

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