ERIC Number: ED218064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Science Education of Women in Canada: A Statement of Concern = Les femmes et l'enseignement des sciences au Canada: Declaration.
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Since fewer girls than boys study science and mathematics in Canadian schools and no immediate change in this pattern is apparent in the near future, the science education of women will be one of the issues examined by a study of science education in Canada to be conducted by the Science Council of Canada. Identified in this brief statement are several reasons why the Council considers the absence of women in science classes an important issue: results in an absence of women in professional science, impacts on women's equality, affects daily decision making skills, deprives Canada of valuable personnel for the labor market, and increases future risk of unemployment for women. (DC)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Womens Education
Publications Office, Science Council of Canada, 100 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M1.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).