ERIC Number: ED201535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Science Education for the Eighties: New Target Populations.
Problems related to small numbers of women in science-related occupations are reviewed. The results indicate inadequate science background at the elementary and secondary levels as one possible reason. The study cites nine National Science Foundation research projects specifically related to women in science and suggests that science curricula, textbooks, teacher effects, and counseling could be used to encourage females to enter science-related fields. It speculates that disproportionate amounts of academic support are necessary to overcome cultural values and educational experiences which mediate against females' achievement in science. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).