Special Issue "Sticking with STEM: Who Comes, Who Stays, Who Goes, and Why?"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 8549
Interests: girls’ participation in STEM; STEM education; adolescent online interactions; coping and mental health
Interests: learning; achievement; careers; factors regarding digital literacy; digital divide; intersectionality and equity of opportunities in STEM
Interests: STEM equity; identity and motivation; stereotypes; social support; gender and other social identities
Interests: career choice and development; career counseling; STEM education; scientific and digital literacy; gender differences in interest and motivation
Interests: domain-specific anxieties in learning; personal attitudes; learning strategies and achievement; impact of stereotypes in learning and career orientation; learning with digital media; educational neuroscience
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We are seeking contributions to a Special Issue on personal and contextual influences towards, or away from, diverse STEM pathways across stages and settings. The specific theme of “Sticking with STEM: Who comes, who stays, who goes, and why?” points to individual and organizational factors, as well as their impact on the career development process of the STEM workforce. The perspectives of an individual with a basic interest in STEM and that of organizations such as schools and companies that nourish STEM motivations both contribute to the individual’s career development. This Special Issue will address questions such as : what characterizes individuals coming into STEM, who persists and who leaves STEM, and which organizational aspects contribute? How can diversity in the workplace motivate pursuit and persistence of a career in STEM?
Potential topics may include:
- Individual, family, teacher, and peer processes which impact STEM engagement and participation.
- Key factors and good practices which promote STEM engagement and learning within schools, universities and workplaces.
- STEM initiatives, schemes, networks and organizations.
- Fostering interest and motivation in STEM subjects and preparing workers for the future.
Dr. Erin Mackenzie
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ertl
Dr. Christine R. Starr
Prof. Dr. Silke Luttenberger
Prof. Dr. Manuela Paechter
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- STEM education
- STEM careers
- gender motivation self-concept interests