ERIC Number: ED196712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Helping Able Young Women Take Math and Science Seriously in School.
Casserly, Patricia Lund
Results of research on secondary schools with unusual success in attracting and holding young women in their mathematics and physical science curricula are presented. The selected schools were chosen based on the number and percentages of females taking the Advanced Placement Program (APP) Examinations. Using a combination of individual and group interviews, the investigation focuses on factors and influences guiding female students towards Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Suggestions for encouraging and preparing greater numbers of young women to pursue scientific or technological studies and careers are identified. (MP)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Research, Females, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, School Surveys, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2460 Kerper Blvd., Dubuque, IA 52001 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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