ERIC Number: ED191700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics. Conferences for Young Women Interested in New Career Options. A Handbook for Planners.
This handbook is designed to help educators and community people encourage young women to consider science- and math-based careers. The book explains how to plan, conduct, evaluate, and follow-up conferences designed to increase young women's interest in mathematics and science. The author feels that an intense day of exposure to female role models and career information, and positive hands-on experiences with math and science activities, can spark the spirit, trigger the imagination, and encourage young women to consider many new and exciting career opportunities. Materials contained in the appendix include: six hands-on workshop activities; suggested titles for workshops; sample brochure and news release; preconference and postconference questionnaires; a national resource list; a bibliography; some startling statements about women in science and mathematics; and a suggested time line for the conference. (MP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Conferences, Feminism, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Postsecondary Education, Resource Materials, Science Education, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Mills Coll., Oakland, CA.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions. Photographs may not reproduce well.