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Exploring Middle School Girls? Science Identities: Examining Attitudes and Perceptions of Scientists when Working "Side-by-Side" with Scientists

Resource Title: Exploring Middle School Girls? Science Identities: Examining Attitudes and Perceptions of Scientists when Working "Side-by-Side" with Scientists
Description/Annotation: This article is the culmination of an extensive inquiry-focused interactive experience involving female middle school students and five university scientists, which demonstrated that middle school girls ‘perception of science and scientists can be successfully improved. The study exposed students to adult professional scientists over a period of a few days in laboratory and field exercises.
Author Last Name: Farland-Smith
Author First Name: Donna
Publication Date: 2009, Nov
Page Numbers: 415-427
Publication Title: School Science and Mathematics
Volume: 109
Issue: 7
Source: Wiley
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Role Modelling as a Means of Enhancing Performance of Nigerian Girls in Science,Technology and Mathematics Education

Resource Title: Role Modelling as a Means of Enhancing Performance of Nigerian Girls in Science,Technology and Mathematics Education
Description/Annotation: The study investigated the effect of role modeling on the performance of Nigerian female undergraduates in two Universities in Southwestern Nigeria. The results revealed the effectiveness of role modeling strategy and the need for SMT in Schools.
Author Last Name: Duyilemi
Author First Name: Augustina
Publication Date: 2008, Jul
Page Numbers: 227
Publication Title: International Journal of Learning
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Impact of science-technology learning environment characteristics on learning outcomes: pupils’ perceptions and gender differences

Resource Title: Impact of science-technology learning environment characteristics on learning outcomes: pupils’ perceptions and gender differences
Description/Annotation: The science-technology curriculum for junior-high school in Israel suggests that teachers integrate science and technology. In addition, this curriculum calls for infusing thinking competencies into the learning subjects and for implementing alternatives in assessment methods in the classes. This research included three stages: field research, pilot research and expanded research.
Author Last Name: Doppelt
Author First Name: Yaron
Publication Date: 2004, Sep
Page Numbers: 271-293
Publication Title: Learning Environments Research
Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Source: SpringerLink
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender Differences in Mathematics and Science on a High School Proficiency Exam: The Role of Response Format

Resource Title: Gender Differences in Mathematics and Science on a High School Proficiency Exam: The Role of Response Format
Description/Annotation: Scores from mathematics and science sections of pilot forms of the Michigan High School Proficiency Test (HSPT) were examined for evidence of an interaction between gender and response format (multiple choice or constructed response). When students of all ability levels were considered, the interaction was small in science and nonexistent in mathematics. When only the highest ability students were considered, male students scored higher on the multiple-choice section, whereas female students either scored higher on the constructed-response section or the degree to which the male students scored higher was less on the constructed-response section.
Author Last Name: DeMars
Author First Name: Christine E.
Publication Date: 1998
Page Numbers: 279-299
Publication Title: Applied Measurement in Education
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

ICT employment, over-education and gender in Spain. Do information and communication technologies improve the female labour situation? New Technology, Work and Employment ICT employment, over-education and gender in Spain

Resource Title: ICT employment, over-education and gender in Spain. Do information and communication technologies improve the female labour situation? New Technology, Work and Employment ICT employment, over-education and gender in Spain
Description/Annotation: This paper investigates the extent to which ICT-related employment is improving the labour situation of women in Spain by reducing female over-education. Outcomes indicate no reduction in female over-education, nor does a woman's marital status produce any significant differences. However, the best result is observed for ICT occupations linked to higher job quality characteristics.
Author Last Name: Iglesias-Fernandez
Author First Name: Carlos
Additional Author: Llorente-Heras
: Raquel
Additional Author: Duenas-Fernandez
: Diego
Publication Date: 2010, Nov
Page Numbers: 282-252
Publication Title: New Technology, Work and Employment
Volume: 25
Issue: 3
Source: Wiley
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Unlocking the Barriers to Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Information Systems Studies: Results from a Multi-Methodolical Study Conducted at Two Minority Serving Institutions

Resource Title: Unlocking the Barriers to Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Information Systems Studies: Results from a Multi-Methodolical Study Conducted at Two Minority Serving Institutions
Description/Annotation: This study examines the background and psychosocial factors that attract, or repel, minority students from computing disciplines. A survey was administered to students, who were non computer science or information systems majors, enrolled in computer applications courses at both a public and a private Historically Black Universities located in Maryland. Analysis of the data found that the participating students came to college with little information about computer science (CS) and information systems (IS) as fields of study.
Author Last Name: Buzzetto-More
Author First Name: Nicole
Additional Author: Ukoha
: Ojiabo
Additional Author: Rustagi
: Narendra
Publication Date: 2010
Publication Title: Journal of Information Technology Education
Volume: 9
Source: JITE
Link Type: Full Text

Attitudes and Interests Among University Students in Introductory Nonmajor Science Courses: Does Gender Matter?

Resource Title: Attitudes and Interests Among University Students in Introductory Nonmajor Science Courses: Does Gender Matter?
Description/Annotation: Attitudes toward science may develop as early as middle school and often differ between genders. Do these gender-based differences in attitude persist into the college years? In a survey of 376 university students, male students reported a stronger self-concept, more motivation, and more enjoyment of science than did female students, and female students reported more anxiety toward science than did male students.
Author Last Name: Desy
Author First Name: Elizabeth
Additional Author: Peterson
: Scott
Additional Author: Brockman
: Vicky
Publication Date: 2009, Nov
Page Numbers: 16-23
Publication Title: Journal of College Science Teaching
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Whose Knowledge? Gender, Education, Science and History

Resource Title: Whose Knowledge? Gender, Education, Science and History
Description/Annotation: This paper compares and analyses the interrelationships of education, gender and science at both the end of the long eighteenth century and in the early twentieth century in order to explore issues of knowledge and gender and demonstrate the use of a historical perspective.
Author Last Name: Watts
Author First Name: Ruth
Publication Date: 2007, May
Page Numbers: 282-302
Publication Title: History of Education: Journal of the History of Education
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Science and women in the history of education: expanding the archive

Resource Title: Science and women in the history of education: expanding the archive
Description/Annotation: Studies in the history of education have somewhat neglected the interrelationship of different forms of ‘knowledge’ and ideas of gender. This article investigates one particular field of knowledge—‘science’—to examine briefly both this neglect and how it might be rectified. It discusses what is meant by ‘science’, how gender has been conceptualized by feminist philosophers and historians of science and the neglect of such work by historians of education.
Author Last Name: Watts
Author First Name: Ruth
Publication Date: 2003, Mar
Page Numbers: 189-199
Publication Title: History of Education: Journal of the History of Education
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender Disparity in Science Education: The Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Resource Title: Gender Disparity in Science Education: The Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Description/Annotation: Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments prohibits sex discrimination in schools. However, research conducted since this time has consistently revealed that gender discrimination in schools remains, especially in the areas of science and mathematics. Girls are not receiving the same quality, or even quantity, of education as their male classmates. This paper presents a large body of international scholarly literature that has developed to address gender disparity in science and science education.
Author Last Name: Tindall
Author First Name: Tiffany
Additional Author: Hamil
: Burnette
Publication Date: 2004
Page Numbers: 282
Publication Title: Education
Volume: 125
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Editorial: Gifted females in mathematics, the natural sciences and technology

Resource Title: Editorial: Gifted females in mathematics, the natural sciences and technology
Description/Annotation: This editorial discusses the leveling of gender differences in mathematics, science, and technology and how best to motivate girls to use their talents in appropriate career fields, once they have already demonstrated achievement levels equivalent to boys.
Author Last Name: Stoeger
Author First Name: Heldrun
Publication Date: 2004
Page Numbers: 3-5
Publication Title: High Ability Studies
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

The role of community colleges in educating women in science and engineering

Resource Title: The role of community colleges in educating women in science and engineering
Description/Annotation: This chapter discusses the role of community colleges in educating the next generation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Implications for policy and practice are offered, based on the major findings from a mixed-method study on the experiences of women in STEM who transferred to a four-year college from the community college system.
Author Last Name: Jackson
Author First Name: Dimitra Lynette
Additional Author: Laanan
: Frankie Santos
Publication Date: 2011
Page Numbers: 39-49
Publication Title: New Directions for Institutional Research
Volume: 152
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

A Comparison of Educational Factors Promoting or Discouraging the Intent to Remain in Engineering by Gender

Resource Title: A Comparison of Educational Factors Promoting or Discouraging the Intent to Remain in Engineering by Gender
Description/Annotation: This study seeks to examine key extrinsic and intrinsic factors that encourage or discourage persistence in attaining an engineering degree and pursuing an engineering-related career among both male and female undergraduates. Quantitative and qualitative findings from nine participating undergraduate degree programmes reveal that career expectations formulated through educational experiences as undergraduates play a key role in motivating students.
Author Last Name: Amelink
Author First Name: Catherine T.
Additional Author: Meszaros
: Peggy S.
Publication Date: 2011
Page Numbers: 47-62
Publication Title: European Journal of Engineering Education
Volume: 36
Issue: 1
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender/Technology Relations: Complicating the gender binary

Resource Title: Gender/Technology Relations: Complicating the gender binary
Description/Annotation: This article is concerned with gender and technology relations in education. More specifically, it focuses on assumptions made about girls' and young women's developing identity within the context of the computing and/or technology classroom in primary and secondary schools. The article argues that we must explore what is invisible yet taken for granted in social-constructionist analyses of gender-technology relations: that these relations are situated within heterosexual social norms.
Author Last Name: Stepulevage
Author First Name: Linda
Publication Date: 2001
Page Numbers: 325-338
Publication Title: Gender and Education
Volume: 13
Issue: 3
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender equity in science: Still an elusive goal

Resource Title: Gender equity in science: Still an elusive goal
Description/Annotation: This article discusses a study undertaken in the late 1980s and early 1990s at Harvard University revealing the discrimination barriers experienced by women scientists. Results from the study also indicate how the barriers might be overcome, as well as the strong need for better local policies- at the univeristy, corporate, and government agency levels- before women have a truly equal chance for advancement in scientific fields.
Author Last Name: Sonnert
Author First Name: Gerhard
Publication Date: 1995, Dec
Page Numbers: 53
Publication Title: Issues in Science and Technology
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Source: EBSCO
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

The Effectiveness of Engineering Workshops in Attracting Females into Engineering Fields: A Review of the Literature

Resource Title: The Effectiveness of Engineering Workshops in Attracting Females into Engineering Fields: A Review of the Literature
Description/Annotation: All-girl engineering workshops are increasing in popularity as a means to attract females into the male-dominated field of engineering. However, the effectiveness of such workshops as a recruitment tool is unclear. This report summarizes several research studies on this topic with the intent of showing the effectiveness of such workshops and other novel methods of introducing and retaining females throughout the schooling years.
Author Last Name: Sinkele
Author First Name: Carrie Nicole
Additional Author: Mupinga
: Davison M.
Publication Date: 2011
Page Numbers: 37-42
Publication Title: The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas
Volume: 84
Issue: 1
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

The Secrets to Increasing Females in Technology

Resource Title: The Secrets to Increasing Females in Technology
Description/Annotation: This paper uses generalizations of the behaviors of girls/women vs. boys/men to identify simple actions that will appeal to larger numbers of girls while continuing to appeal to the boys.
Author Last Name: Shanahan
Author First Name: Betty
Publication Date: 2006, Oct
Page Numbers: 22-24
Publication Title: Technology Teacher
Volume: 66
Issue: 2
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Reforming science education to include girls

Resource Title: Reforming science education to include girls
Description/Annotation: This paper argues that any reform that attempts to increase science literacy must deal with a disturbing truth: Women do not do science. The author discusses recent studies showing us that even among the most academically prepared in science and math, males choose math and science majors and careers in much larger numbers than do females.
Author Last Name: Shakeshaft
Author First Name: Charol
Publication Date: 1995
Page Numbers: 74-79
Publication Title: Theory Into Practice
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
Source: Taylor and Francis
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Gender and physics: feminist philosophy and science education

Resource Title: Gender and physics: feminist philosophy and science education
Description/Annotation: This paper introduces recent philosophical work in social epistemology to argue that the predominance of certain styles of doing science is not good for science. The author argues that scientific communities would benefit from greater diversity in styles of doing science.
Author Last Name: Rolin
Author First Name: Kristina
Publication Date: 2008, Nov
Page Numbers: 1111-1125
Publication Title: Science & Education
Volume: 17
Issue: 10
Source: SpringerLink
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

Implementing an Inclusive Curriculum for Women in Engineering Education

Resource Title: Implementing an Inclusive Curriculum for Women in Engineering Education
Description/Annotation: The writers of this paper have collaborated over a number of years at the University of South Australia to make engineering education more inclusive. This process commenced with an institutionwide project to develop inclusive curricula by improving the understanding and practice of faculty, and developing guidelines to assist them in restructuring their courses to become more inclusive. In the engineering departments, the process was further developed through staff workshops to assist faculty with the redevelopment of course curricula using the university guidelines, as well as the collection and dissemination of material and examples appropriate for engineering programs. This paper describes some of these methods in more detail, as well as the obstacles the writers have encountered and the devices they have used to overcome objections and impediments. Specific examples from civil engineering are included.
Author Last Name: Ayre
Author First Name: M.
Additional Author: Mills
: J.
Publication Date: 2003
Page Numbers: 203-210
Publication Title: Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Volume: 129
Source: CIRTL
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale

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