ERIC Number: ED296905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Issues in Science Education. Research Seminar and Workshop Series Monograph.
Fraser, Barry J., Ed.; Giddings, Geoff J., Ed.
This publication is a compilation of papers presented at a research seminar in November 1986 at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Five papers are included. Jane Butler Kahle's keynote address, "Images of Science: The Physicist and the Cowboy," outlines several aspects of the role of schools in the reproducion of the masculine image of science. Lesley Parker's "The Choice Point: A Critical Event in the Science Education of Girls and Boys" discusses the unequal numbers of males and females actively engaged as students, teachers and practitioners. Kate Scantlebury reviews the enrollment statistics at three Western Australian colleges in her chapter "Female Enrolment Trends in Science Courses at Tertiary Institutions, 1975-1985." Sue Lewis discusses the "Girls and Mathematics and Science Teaching Project" which is designed to influence classroom practices. In "Gender Differences in Science: They Don't Happen Here!" Kenneth Tobin reports on a 4-year research study on the origin and effects of gender differences in science classrooms in Australia and the United States. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Seminars, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Faculty Secretary, Faculty of Education, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, 6001, Western Australia, Australia ($10.00 in Australian currency).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Curtin Univ. of Technology, Perth (Australia).