ERIC Number: ED173122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of the Summer Institute: "New Career Options for Women Through Mathematics" on Mathematical, Social, Academic and Career Anxieties and on Sex Role Attitudes.
Butler, Martha L.
An evaluative report is given on the Anxiety Management Training and Sex Role Workshops of the "New Career Options for Women through Mathematics" summer institute. The overall purpose was to help remedy the problems of low utilization of the scientific and technical academic and work potential of Arkansas women, and their resulting conditions of low job status and low-income level. The major emphasis of the institute was the development of mathematics skills. However, since anxiety was believed to be associated with the lack of self-confidence necessary to succeed academically (particularly in mathematics), Anxiety Management Training was included as an option available to participants. In addition, Sex Role Workshops were included for the purpose of raising awareness of possible attitudinal barriers to full realization of potential. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Dept. of Mathematics.
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