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Title Talking about leaving revisited : persistence, relocation, and loss in undergraduate STEM education / editors, Elaine Seymour and Anne-Barrie Hunter.

Publication Info. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 528 pages) : illustrations
text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Why we are still talking about leaving / Elaine Seymour, Anne-Barrie Hunter, Timothy J. Weston -- Patterns of switching and relocation / Timothy J. Weston -- Why undergraduates leave STEM majors : changes over the last two decades / Anne-Barrie Hunter -- Choosing STEM majors / Heather Thiry, Timothy J. Weston -- Issues with high school preparation and transition to college / Heather Thiry -- Student responses to problematic STEM teaching methods / Raquel P. Harper, Timothy J. Weston, Elaine Seymour -- Weed-out classes and their consequences / Timothy J. Weston, Elaine Seymour, Andrew K. Koch, Brent M. Drake -- Students' perceptions of good STEM teaching / Raquel P. Harper, Timothy J. Weston, Elaine Seymour -- The struggle to belong and thrive / Dana G. Holland -- The processes and consequences of switching, including the loss of high-performing STEM majors / Dana G. Holland, Raquel P. Harper, Anne-Barrie Hunter, Timothy J. Weston, Elaine Seymour -- Influences beyond college that shape revised choices / Dana G. Holland, Raquel P. Harper, Elaine Seymour -- What enables persistence? / Heather Thiry -- Then and now : summary and implications / Elaine Seymour.
Summary ‚Äč"Talking about Leaving Revisited discusses findings from a five-year study that explores the extent, nature, and contributory causes of field-switching both from and among 'STEM' majors, and what enables persistence to graduation. The book reflects on what has and has not changed since publication of Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences (Elaine Seymour & Nancy M. Hewitt, Westview Press, 1997). With the editors' guidance, the authors of each chapter collaborate to address key questions, drawing on findings from each related study source: national and institutional data, interviews with faculty and students, structured observations and student assessments of teaching methods in STEM gateway courses. Pitched to a wide audience, engaging in style, and richly illustrated in the interviewees' own words, this book affords the most comprehensive explanatory account to date of persistence, relocation and loss in undergraduate sciences.Comprehensively addresses the causes of loss from undergraduate STEM majors--an issue of ongoing national concern.Presents critical research relevant for nationwide STEM education reform efforts. Explores the reasons why talented undergraduates abandon STEM majors. Dispels popular causal myths about why students choose to leave STEM majors. This volume is based upon work supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award No. 2012-6-05 and the National Science Foundation Award No. DUE 1224637."-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Technology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Science -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Technology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Seymour, Elaine, editor.
Hunter, Anne-Barrie, editor.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9783030253035
Printed edition: 9783030253059
Printed edition: 9783030253066
ISBN 9783030253042 (electronic bk.)
303025304X (electronic bk.)
9783030253035 (hardback)
9783030253059 (print)
9783030253066 (print)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-030-25304-2