Parental engagement in children’s STEM education. Part I: Meta-analysis of the literature
This paper presents a meta-analysis of the literature on parental engagement with children’s formal and informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Five recurrent themes have emerged from the literature review: The challenges of supporting parents with children’s STEM education; STEM education as a bridge between school and family; STEM education as a gateway for children’s future economic success; STEM education as a vehicle for promoting student communication skills; and, the role of hands-on inquiry-based activities in enhancing student engagement. We also outline some international informal STEM education initiatives, their scope, challenges and impact.
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