ERIC Number: ED218065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Who Turns the Wheel? Proceedings of a Workshop on the Science Education of Women in Canada.
Ferguson, Janet, Comp.
Based on the proceedings of a workshop prompted by a study of science education in Canada conducted by the Science Council of Canada, this document examines the relationship between girls and science education. The workshop addressed three major questions: (1) To what extent are girls in Canadian schools avoiding the study of science? (2) What forces are presently acting to generate this problem? and (3) What can the education system do to counteract these forces? The keynote address focused on the lack of involvement of women in science, both at school and in the work force in light of the limited expectations society holds for women in the working world. Papers presented in the morning session examined the statistical data that document the extent of the problem in Canada and two areas of theoretical work that offer explanations of why girls do not study science. In the afternoon session, the role of educators and policy makers, as contributors to both the problem and solutions, were discussed. Four panelists presented their own practical perspectives. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Womens Education
Publications Office, Science Council of Canada, 100 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M1 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Science and Society
Note: Prepared by the Sciences and Education Committee. Also published in French as Qui fait tourner la roue?