International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Technology and Media for Character Development and Career Readiness: The S.T.E.A.M-Based A.C.H.I.E.V.E. Model
Dr. Jeffery Gardere, PhD; Dr. Dan Sharir, PhD; Dr. YairMaman, PhD

There is no shortage of writings on the negative effects of technology and media. This article, however, focuses on ways to positively use technology and media as educational platforms. Highlighted are unique projects that the authors initiated in high need school across the New York City metropolitan area for fostering character building and pro social behaviors in children, as necessary ingredient for building tomorrow’s careers. These projects called for model that fosters highly developed critical thinking skills before and after school hours through the enhancement of school/community relations. The S.T.E.AM.-Based A.C.H.I.E.V.E. model has recently gained momentum and being considered by School Administrators and supervisors in New York City as a viable venture to tackle the issues of character development and career readiness.

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