Building an Inclusive Maker Community

In 2018 we released Making Culture, an in-depth nationwide examination of K-12 makerspaces, revealing substantial implicit bias and gaps in inclusion within maker education. Building upon these findings, we are developing community-based, inclusive-by-design, maker learning programs in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone and partnering with researchers in other locations on similar efforts. We will present our program designs and preliminary findings, focusing on middle and high school age students.

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Youngmoo Kim

Drexel University - ExCITe Center

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Christopher Wright

Drexel University, School of Education