Efforts to privilege STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, initiatives, and industries in American discourse are arguably the foremost expressions of scientific authority in contemporary educational policy. Citing a diverse body of STEM literature, I discuss the histories and rationales that sustain the promotion of STEM. In doing so, I appropriate two concepts -Michel Foucault's Regime of Truth and Hayden White's Emplotment- for the purpose of analyzing the complex interests embodied by STEM discourse.
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- History of education
- Philosophy of Education
- History of Science
- National Defense Education Act
- Science Technology Engineering mathematics
- Engineering--United States.
- Mathematics--United States.
- Science--United States.
- Technical education--United States.
- Science and state--United States.
- Discourse analysis, Narrative--United States.
- Discourse analysis, Narrative
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p
- Field of study: Social and philosophical foundations of education