A Proper Understanding of K–12 Education:

Theory and Practice

"The Teaching of Science and the Problem with STEM"

Overview

The study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is often viewed as merely a means to the ends of gaining employment and competing with other nations in a global economy. However, science is something to be studied for its own sake. Properly taught, the study of science inculcates a sense of wonder in students and promotes scientific discovery.

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Matthew A. Young has been Associate Professor of Chemistry at Hillsdale since 2007. He earned his B.S. from Seattle Pacific University and was a graduate instructor for three years at Northwestern University, where he earned his Ph.D.