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Title: Gender Differences in Spatial Reasoning Skills and their Effects on Success and Retention in Engineering Programs
Url: http://www.iwitts.org/proven-practices/retention-sub-topics/spatial-r...
Creator: Sorby, Sheryl Ann, 1959-
Publisher: National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
Description: This presentation from Sheryl A. Sorby of Michigan Technological University discusses gender differences in spatial reasoning skills, and the effects of these differences on success and retention in engineering programs. Sorby asks the question: If spatial skills are critical to success in engineering, will women who lack these skills become discouraged and drop out of engineering as a result? Michigan Technological University's efforts to improve spatial training for female students are discussed. Retention rates in the program are also included.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Women -- Special topics, A-Z -- Women engineers
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Education of special classes of persons -- Women. Girls
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Spatial studies
Social sciences -- Statistics -- Theory and method of social science statistics -- Spatial analysis
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Technical education. Technical schools
GEM Subject: Vocational Education
Science -- Engineering
Science -- General science
Key Concept: Geography -- Spatial analysis
Geography -- Spatial relationships
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2010-06-27
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Format: html
pdf
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Contact the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science for copyright information
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-02-27 03:00:07 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-02-07 13:50:56 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
Full Record Views: 47
Resource URL Clicks: 4
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