Toward a Framework for Multicultural STEM-Focused Career Interventions

TitleToward a Framework for Multicultural STEM-Focused Career Interventions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsByars-Winston, A
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Date Published2014
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number08894019
KeywordsCAREER , ENGINEERING , Mathematics , MULTICULTURALISM , SCIENCE , STEM , technology , underrepresented
AbstractNumerous federal and national commissions have called for policies, funds, and initiatives aimed at expanding the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce and education investments to create a significantly larger, more diverse talent pool of individuals who pursue technical careers. Career development professionals are poised to contribute to the equity discourse about broadening STEM participation. However, few are aware of STEM-related career development matters, career opportunities and pathways, or strategies for promoting STEM pursuits. The author summarizes STEM education and workforce trends and articulates an equity imperative for broadening and diversifying STEM participation. The author then offers a multicultural STEM-focused career development framework to encourage career development professionals' knowledge and awareness of STEM education and careers and delineates considerations for practice aimed at increasing diversity and achievement in STEM fields. 
NotesByars-Winston, Angela 1; Affiliation: 1: Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.; Source Info: Dec2014, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p340; Subject Term: CAREER development; Subject Term: MULTICULTURALISM; Subject Term: SCIENCE -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: TECHNOLOGY -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: MATHEMATICS -- Study & teaching; Author-Supplied Keyword: career development; Author-Supplied Keyword: career interventions; Author-Supplied Keyword: STEM; Author-Supplied Keyword: underrepresented minorities; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services; Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article