Building the workforce of tomorrow
by Sue L. Neuen, Robert M. Giasolli
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC), Vol. 7, No. 2/3, 2008

Abstract: Heightened international competition in innovation elevates the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education worldwide. Business, education and political arenas are committed to redesign Prek-16 STEM education to prepare a global-minded workforce where ''adaptability to new conditions'' and ''creativity for innovations'' is the measure of success. This paper focuses on six essential educational components: elevate STEM teachers; replicate success; target science and mathematics, technology and critical thinking; apply the ''change the world'' factor; embrace world citizenship; motivate with passion. The economic intent of a nation rests squarely on the educational intent.

Online publication date: Thu, 18-Sep-2008

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