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Journal of STEM Teacher Education

Abstract

The scope and versatile nature of Career and Technical Education (CTE) discipline areas provide a platform for the integration of STEM subject areas, accomplishing the goal of providing all students a STEM-geared curriculum as well as preparing them for the world of work. Today, it is commonplace to say that relationships between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines are becoming increasingly stronger, permeating the workplace and creating new demands for solving daily work-related problems. This article discusses the integration of STEM practices into the curriculum and highlights ways to think about a conceptual framework that may facilitate the teaching and integration of STEM concepts. The intent of this article is to contribute to ongoing discussions among educators, employers, parents, and all those concerned in order to seek coherence in STEM instruction.

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