Lessons learned across settings, and the way forward

Cheryl B. Leggon, Michael S. Gaines

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This section identifies design principles that the initiatives discussed in previous chapters have in common, and summarizes lessons learned in terms of what programs, policies, and practices are effective or at least promising. It is important to emphasize that what works for students from underrepresented minorities (URM) works for all students. It is equally important to add that there must also be activities targeted to URM learners. These lessons can be a catalyst to create direction and strategies to develop, sustain, and institutionalize innovative programs and practices addressing STEM teaching and learning as issues of social justice: commitment; communication; partnerships; institutional linkages; transformative pedagogy; community; robust evaluation; and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSTEM and Social Justice
Subtitle of host publicationTeaching and Learning in Diverse Settings: A Global Perspective
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319562971
ISBN (Print)9783319562964
StatePublished - Jun 6 2017


  • Design principles
  • Institutional linkages
  • Social justice
  • STEM
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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