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Research on STEM in Early Childhood Education from 1992 to 2022: A Bibliometric Analysis from the Web of Science Database

Thi-Lam Bui , Thanh-Huong Nguyen , Manh-Tuan Nguyen , Thi-Tham Tran , Thi-Luyen Nguyen , Viet-Nhi Tran , Ut Phuong Dang , Cam-Tu Vu , Anh-Duc Hoang

STEM education is an irreplaceable movement of educational systems across the globe in the 21st century. Both Pre-K, K-12, and higher education instit.


  • Pub. date: July 15, 2024
  • Online Pub. date: February 28, 2024
  • Pages: 1057-1075
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STEM education is an irreplaceable movement of educational systems across the globe in the 21st century. Both Pre-K, K-12, and higher education institutions consider STEM as an innovative approach to integrate and reform the teaching and learning processes. The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of studies on STEM in the Early Childhood Education context from 1992 to 2022. We investigated a dataset of 308 scholarly works from the Clarivate Web of Science database and figured a diversified collection of research focuses on topics such as children’s readiness, outcomes, teachers’ competency in designing and implementing STEM activities, and the role of computational thinking and robotics. The findings of this paper revealed the dominant contribution of researchers from the USA regarding research quantity and impact, as well as their collaborations with researchers from Western countries. In addition, we also figured out the top influencing authors, documents, and journals as a suggestion for scholars who are new to this topic. However, we would like to note that our findings depended on the quality of the imported database from the WoS system, which covers top-tier journals only.

Keywords: Bibliometric, early childhood education, STEM education, Web of Science.

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