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Title: Building Their Future: Girls and Technology Education in Connecticut PDF
Url: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/v7n2/pdf/silverman.pdf
Creator: Pritchard, Alice M.
Silverman, Suzanne
Publisher: Journal of Technology Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Description: Why do a disproportionate number of girls turn away from math, science and technology? Research into the teaching of math and science in schools has identified a number of factors which are critical, but there has been very little attention given to technology education. In How Schools Shortchange Girls, the American Association of University Women (AAUW, 1992) reviewed the available literature. Despite the fact that there was no evidence of any innate differences in ability between men and women, they found significant differences in participation and achievement rates in math, science and technology. How do we explain these differences? Caine and Caine (1991) maintain that traditional teaching practices, classroom organization and performance testing fail to acknowledge the impact of emotions on the ability to learn. They stress the importance of connecting what is taught to the lives and interests of students. While such interconnectedness is important for all students, the authors of Women's Ways of Knowing contend that women are particularly disadvantaged by teaching methods that are not connected (Belensky,Clinchy,Goldberger and Tarule, 1989). They found that women respond better to teaching which relates to their own lives and gives them encouragement about their own abilities.
LC Classification: Education -- Special aspects of education -- Education of special classes of persons -- Women. Girls
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Science (General) -- Study and teaching
Science -- Science (General) -- Women in science. Women scientists
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-03 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-31 09:51:18 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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