ERIC Number: ED254403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Careers in Science and Engineering. Resource Materials for Teachers. Second Edition.
Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
The Science Careers Program consists of 12 activities aimed at increasing the career relevance of science education for all students in grades 4 through 9, while at the same time particularly encouraging female and minority students to consider careers in science and engineering. This set of resource materials is available to help teachers in preparing to use these activities. The materials are presented in six sections: (1) program objectives; (2) various materials on sex, race, and handicap role stereotyping, including aids for detecting stereotyping; (3) a compilation of facts about women and minorities in the labor force; (4) a compendium of information about famous women and minority scientists, a list of these scientists keyed to science curriculum topics, and sample ideas for using posters about scientists; (5) career and employment information, a list of definitions of science/engineering careers, and a discussion of the participation of women and minorities in science (with consideration of their attitudes and performance as youngsters, educational and employment patterns); and (6) a description of ways students and teachers can learn more about science engineering careers (including guidelines for classroom visits by scientists). An extensive annotated bibliography of print and audiovisual materials is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Disability Discrimination, Elementary School Science, Engineering, Engineers, Females, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Minority Groups, Occupational Information, Racial Bias, Role Models, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientists, Secondary School Science, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.