ERIC Number: ED220278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Double Dilemma: Minorities and Women in Science Education.
Kahle, Jane Butler
The 3-year project reported in the first chapter of this document addressed factors which affect the scholarly research and publication productivity of women faculty in minority institutions, specifically women in science/science education from colleges affiliated with the Alabama Center for Higher Education. The project was conceived, reviewed, and funded on the premise that improving research and writing skills would increase the professional status of women faculty at minority institutions of higher education. Additional chapters focus on women in science and science education (chapter 2), considering training/retention of women scientists, women in science in academe, and minority women; minority science education (chapter 3), examining minority institutions of higher education and minority science education in secondary schools and colleges; a profile of southern minority undergraduates (chapter 5); and recommendations, participants, participating institutions/students in chapter 6. Six research studies completed by project participants are presented in chapter 4. Issues examined in the studies include: ability/aptitude and characteristics of black college students; effects of instructional methods on achievement; factors affecting biology achievement; efficacy of spatial ability and other measures in predicting mathematics of minority students; urban minority characteristics related to biology achievement; and classroom verbal behavior patterns as indicators of locus of control orientation. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Blacks, College Science, Females, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Professional Development, Professional Training, Science Education, Scientists, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Improvement, Undergraduate Students, Women Faculty
Office of Publications, Purdue University, South Campus Courts-D, West Lafayette, IN 47907 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, IN.; Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.