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View Resource Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2008 Literature

This literature review covers 300 articles on women in engineering and women's access and preparation for engineering careers. The review is also applicable to working women in general. Topics include work/life balance, pathways to an engineering career, work force issues that impact women engineers, and international literature on women in engineering. Research methods are emphasized and...

View Resource Gender Differences in Learning and Achievement in Mathematics, Science and Technology and Strategies for Equity: A Literature Review

This literature review covers studies of gender differences in learning math, science, and technology. The possibility that female students think and learn differently as well as interact with equipment differently from boys is "a major key to beginning to understand how best to educate girls in math, science, and technological areas." Suggestions for strategies to rethink gender biases in the...

View Resource Learning Goals and Styles by Gender -- A Study of NUS Students

This newsletter contains an article discussing whether men and women learn differently. The author surveyed students on how they felt about goals that "drive one to master a topic and learn it well," goals that encourage them to get good grades, and goals that motivate one to study in order to obtain acceptance by one's community. Female students scored higher on grade oriented and socially...

View Resource A Gendered World: Students and Instructional Technologies

This paper discusses whether gender differences are relevant in students' learning process and their use of technological components in their courses. The focus is specifically on computers and instructional technology in higher education. Surveys are used to learn if gender is a critical variable in understanding what is labelled as user-friendly computer instruction and learning, Internet...

View Resource Can Gender-Adapted Instruction Improve Mathematics Performance and Attitudes?

This paper presents the results of a study investigating whether adapting instruction to gender preferences can improve the attitudes of students and their performance in mathematics. The study found that there was no effect on performance based on gender preferences. However, there was improved student performance across all conditions which suggests that "dynamic worked-example mathematics...

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