ERIC Number: ED173657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Motivating Girls to Prepare for Math-Related Occupations. Final Report.
Torrance Unified School District, CA.
Because of girls' relatively low motivation to pursue math studies, this project's purposes were to expand girls' career choice possibilities, to increase the quality of motivation and career guidance offered by counselors and teachers, and to involve parents of ninth-grade girls by providing specific information about the project and about math-related career opportunities. Twenty-five ninth-grade girls at each of two high schools were selected to participate. Project activities included setting up a series of visitations for students with leaders in business, industry, and the professions. Successful role models visited the campus to talk with students, parents, teachers, and counselors. Also, as a part of the project, inservice meetings were held for teachers and counselors to assist them in providing better career motivation and guidance to girls. The results of the project showed (1) an increased number of girls enrolling in math; (2) an increased level of confidence in math; (3) an increased number of girls choosing a math-related career; and (4) an increased awareness and interest by teachers, counselors, and parents. (The questionnaires, surveys, and project performance management forms are appended.) (Author/LRA)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Careers, Counselor Attitudes, Females, Mathematics Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Stereotypes, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Students, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Torrance Unified School District, CA.
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