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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 Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

The Science 360 Knowledge Network works to bring visitors "the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math." Among other things, the Network encourages young people to get involved in STEM careers, and these profiles are an important part of that mission. This site includes a dozen profiles of various individuals, including a virtual reality scientist, a biogeoscientist, and a...

View Resource Gender Equity for Mathematics and Science: Notes on Invited Faculty Presentations

This report from Sheila Tobias discusses pertinent issues related to women in mathematics and science. Key aspects explored include mathematical anxiety and strategies for coping with it, as well as important research on classroom conditions for female math and science students. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

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...

View Resource Planning Role Model Visits and Field Trips to Inspire Girls in Technology, Science and Engineering

This archived webinar from Linda Kekelis and Jeri Countryman of Techbridge presented "practical strategies and resources that will help teachers, Girl Scout Leaders and after-school program providers to conduct outreach." The main goal of the Techbridge program is to "encourage girls in technology, science and engineering." The webinar may be downloaded for viewing; its running time is 27:00....

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