Maritime and Marine Science Schools

The students of the 21st century are similar to those of past centuries, but differ from them in important ways. For example, today’s students are visual learners and absorb material in short bursts, while previous generations were content to sit through a lecture to learn material. In the past, maritime education was hands-on, students learn to set a sail, operate a winch, or take a celestial navigation fix. These actions, while still necessary, have become much more technological through the use of innovation. Further, the focus on maritime and marine science professions can address some of the major issues educators are identifying that can plague public education, such as students not graduating high school and a lack of interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and technical careers. Those in the maritime industry hope this focus can re-invigorate its ranks, too, as the industry. The article gives some examples from: (1) The Maritime Academy Charter School (Grades K–12), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (2) The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School (Grades 9–12), Governor’s Island, New York; (3) The Bayfront Maritime Center (Grades K–12), Erie, Pennsylvania; (4) The Maritime Academy of Toledo (Grades 5–12), Toledo, Ohio; (5) Stephen F. Austin and Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High Schools (Grades 9–12), Port of Houston, Texas; and (6) Blake and Jefferson High Schools (Grades 9–12), Tampa, Florida.


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  • Accession Number: 01640157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2017 7:44PM