ERIC Number: ED295806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics/Computer Technology/Science: Myths and Realities of Student Gender as a Potential Factor in Achievement.
The West Virginia Board of Education is committed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and State Policy 4200, "Provision of Equal Opportunity in West Virginia Public Schools," to provide all students with equal access to courses and equal treatment once they are enrolled in those courses. Mathematics, computer technology and science are integral parts of the state's educational programs. This pamphlet provides reviews of research findings related to these three areas and looks at how the factors of gender, early learning, and achievement make a difference in continuing courses in mathematics, computer technology and science. It also addresses information on myths related to female and male students taking mathematics, computer technology and science courses and provides data on female and male students enrolled in these courses as well as other related information. It includes a quiz to help educators evaluate their programs for gender bias. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Computer Science Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Mathematics Education, Physical Sciences, Research, Science Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Sex Bias, Sex Differences
West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Washington Street, E., B-252, Charleston, WV 25305 (no cost for single copy at present time).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.