ERIC Number: ED201516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Women Inquire Into Science and Engineering (WISE), Science/Engineering Experience High School Model Program.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.; Richland School District 400, WA.
The intent of Women Inquire Into Science and Engineering (WISE) project was to develop recruiting and counseling procedures to increase the number of female high school students' interest and participation in the Inquiry Into Science and Engineering Class where classroom instruction and hands-on experience working with scientists and engineers are provided. Methods to systematically draw women into science professions were implemented. Factors affecting female representation in scientific and engineering professions as well as in the WISE class were identified. This knowledge was used to develop three programs to enhance student career interests: (1) the mentor program; (2) an audio-visual program; and (3) a role model program. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Engineers, Females, Mentors, Program Descriptions, Role Models, Science Careers, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Scientists, Secondary School Science
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.; Richland School District 400, WA.
Identifiers: Women Inquire Into Science and Engineering
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