ERIC Number: ED295626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
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Visual-Spatial Learning: Issues in Equity. Symposium: Technological Equity: Issues in Ethics and Theory.
Baker, Patti R.; Belland, John C.
This paper considers research on visual-spatial learning differences between males and females and how such differences can be overcome in science and mathematics curricula. It is suggested that one reason females are underrepresented in the areas of mathematics and science is that they tend to score lower on spatial visualization aptitude measures, which are an important predictive measure for success in the fields of engineering, science, drafting, and designing. Possible explanations for these lower scores are explored, and it is suggested that research be undertaken to address the issue of how to improve the curriculum to encourage the development of visual-spatial experiences for women and girls. (5 references) (EW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, LA, January 14-19, 1988). For the complete proceedings, see IR 013 331.