David Johns of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans on S.T.E.M vs. S.T.E.A.M - 4:36
"It's not that we're not gravitating toward and excelling in S.T.E.M. fields. It's that we're often told ... that we're not supposed to be in those spaces."
Posted May 27, 2015
From STEM to STEAM: a new trend in education has schools adding ART to the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum. David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans discusses efforts to promote STEAM education for African American students. Regarding the S.T.E.M. fields, Johns stated, "It's not that we're not gravitating toward and excelling in S.T.E.M. fields. It's that we're often told ... that we're not supposed to be in those spaces. And the older we become and the more we matriculate through spaces in which we're either learning about or supposed to be demonstrating proficiency in those skills, the fewer the opportunities there are to see people who look like us." Visit the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans on the web at www.ed.gov/AfAmEducation or www.Facebook.com/OfficialAfAmEd or follow at www.Twitter.com/AfAmEducation.
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