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ERIC Number: ED350171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
What Works and What Doesn't? Ways To Evaluate Programs for Girls in Math, Science, and Engineering. Encouraging Girls in Math and Science Series.
Campbell, Patricia B.
This brochure, one in a series of four, is designed to assist program directors, teachers, and evaluators evaluate programs to encourage girls in mathematics, science, and engineering. Seven sections cover the why, the what, and some of the how of program evaluation. The first section explains why programs need to be evaluated. The second section addresses the question of what must happen for a program to be considered successful. The third section provides four methods by which programs can be evaluated. The fourth section suggests questions that participants should answer to measure attitudes toward the program. The fifth section provides methods by which the information received from evaluation can be utilized. The sixth section suggests that the impact a program has had on participants be examined by making pre- and post-participation comparisons on several variables. The variables include: (1) attitudes toward mathematics and science; (2) mathematics and science courses girls are planning to take; (3) mathematics and science activities girls do voluntarily; (4) knowledge of women in science; (5) career interests; (6) Mathematics and science stereotypes; (7) mathematics and science knowledge; and (8) mathematics and science grades. A final section suggests first steps to evaluate the program. A list of six resources is provided. (MDH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Enrollment, Evaluation Methods, Females, Mathematics Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Science Education, Science Interests, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Participation
WEEA Publishing Center, EDC, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 268, Newton, MA 02160 ($9.50 for set of 25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Interests
Note: For other documents in the series, see SE 053 252-255.