This article traces a history of STEM and STEAM from the perspective of someone involved in arts integration research for the last 35 years, and proposes a vision for the next steps. It also provides an assessment of the risks inherent in current trends of STEAM roll-out in schools, from the lack of resources for professional development to the burgeoning market in STEAM kits and activity books that do not lead to the original learning goals of STEAM.
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Catterall, Lisa G.
"A Brief History of STEM and STEAM from an Inadvertent Insider,"
The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol3/iss1/5
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