ERIC Number: ED134443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Girls and Science Education - Cause For Concern?
Kelly, Alison; And Others
This collection of papers resulted from the observation that girls, before boys, are eased out of science education. An overview of the problem is presented in the first paper, with an identification of some of the factors that discourage girls from pursuing study or careers in science. Justification for teaching science to girls as well as to boys is the central point of the second paper. Sex difference in ability is extensively covered in the third paper. Included is a review of the literature on sex differences, the relevance of these differences to success in science, and evidence relating to the development of these differences. The author of the fourth paper reports results that show polarization in attitudes to school subjects between the sexes. It is reported that girls in single-sex schools study more physical science than in co-educational schools. Reasons for this difference are explored. The final report makes recommendations regarding the disadvantages a girl experiences in studying science. (CS)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Opportunities, Conference Reports, Females, Higher Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Science Education, Sciences, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Womens Studies
Jan Harding, Chelsea College, Centre for Science Education, Bridges Place, London, England SW6 4HR (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nuffield Foundation, London (England).; Chelsea Coll. of Science and Technology, London (England).
Note: Report of a conference held in March, 1975 at the Centre for Science Education, Chelsea College, London England; Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions; Contains light and broken type