The invisibility of students with disabilities in STEM

Presented by:
Hsiu-Ping Liu
Kimberlee Bourelle
Janelle Johnson
Joe Schneiderwind

Students with disabilities are highly underserved in STEM education and are often tracked out of pursuing STEM. Teachers who do not major in special education have very limited exposure to effective approaches to serving their students with disabilities. And while many teacher education programs and schools have a growing focus on equity in STEM, disability is often absent from the equity lens. How do we close a gap that’s largely invisible? Three Noyce Scholars from Metropolitan State University of Denver offer their perspectives on this issue. The video offers some starting recommendations with the hope to generate much more dialogue and sharing of resources around this important issue.

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NSF Awards: 1660506

Presented in: 2021 (see original presentation & discussion)

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Noyce Research
Grade Level
Higher Ed
Research and Evaluation
PD Models
Broadening Participation
Published Date
May 2021
Published In
2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area