ERIC Number: ED221328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Problems and Solutions in the Education, Employment and Personal Choices of Minority Women in Science.
Hall, Paula Quick
The need for better data on minority women (American Indian, Black, Mexican American, Asian, and Puerto Rican) in science, engineering, and health professions, resulted in a survey of 52 members of the National Network of Minority Women in Science in September 1980. Results of the survey suggest three major educational objectives: (1) to provide all students with the most rigorous mathematics and science education possible; (2) to give students the information necessary to make education possible; (2) to give students the information necessary to make wise decisions regarding education and career; and (3) to motivate students to persist in efforts that are necessary for them to reach their intellectual potentials. Most strategies and solutions were directly aimed at students, such as access to career information; student interaction with appropriate role models; emphasis on the development of self-discipline; and student participation in out-of-school science enrichment activities. Policy recommendations offered were designed to increase number of minority students receiving graduate degrees, facilitate smooth transition from school to work, and coordination of admission policies with retention efforts. Issues of equal opportunity in employment and professional life included career advancement, disparities in salary, promotion, responsibility level and job security. Appendices include questionnaire and tables of survey results. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
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