ERIC Number: ED118393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Awareness and Attitudes of Junior High Girls toward Engineering and Experiments with Methods of Increasing Their Awareness and Interest in Engineering.
Work, Clyde E.; Sloan, Martha E.
This study involved approximately 1,000 girls and 300 boys from the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades of five Michigan junior high schools. The girls were randomly divided into five groups. Group A received live presentations by women engineers; Group B participated in four engineering projects; Group C received only printed materials; Group D received no special instruction, but their parents received printed materials, as did the parents of students in Groups A, B, and C; and Group E was the control group. A test instrument designed to measure awareness and attitudes toward engineering was administered before and after the study to all girl participants, controls, parents and faculty. The analysis portion of the study had not been completed at the time of this report. (MLH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 16-19, 1975)