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ERIC Number: ED350173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Nothing Can Stop Us Now: Designing Effective 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 school, community, and university personnel as they develop and refine programs to encourage girls in mathematics, science, and engineering. The information is divided into seven sections. The first section discusses four reasons why programs that encourage girls to enroll in mathematics, science, and engineering are needed. The reasons cited are that: (1) women are underrepresented in science and engineering employment; (2) that mathematics is a filter for students going on to college; (3) despite increased enrollment in high school mathematics and science, middle-class girls are less apt to major in mathematics, science, and engineering in college; and (4) low-income girls have had less access to programs than middle-class girls. The second section lists eight characteristics common to effective programs. The third section discusses four ways to get girls to take more mathematics and science. The fourth section considers ways to encourage girls to consider mathematics and science careers. The fifth section presents ideas to assure participation of girls from junior and senior high school. The sixth section discusses the need to evaluate programs and presents five ideas that need to be considered when evaluating a program. The final section discusses the challenges of making effective programs permanent parts of host organizations, of encouraging teachers to implement effective practices that are part of the programs, and of making programs equitable for girls. A list of four resources is provided. (MDH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Females, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Program Design, Program Development, Role Models, School Community Programs, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, 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: Hands On Experience; Mathematics Interests
Note: For other documents in the series, see SE 053 252-254.