ERIC Number: ED309087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Leading Girls to Mathematics, Science, and Technology: Into the World of Today and Tomorrow. Contemporary Issues Series.
Hussey, Sharon Woods
Girls and women live in a world that offers greater choices and opportunities than ever before. However, despite these expanded options, choices to enter into courses of study in mathematics and science are being ignored by many. This limits their understanding, enjoyment, and employment in these fields. This document is designed to help Girl Scout leaders and others to encourage girls to become involved in mathematics, science, and technology activities. This booklet includes: (1) a rationale for encouraging girls; (2) a discussion of educational and social influences; (3) activity ideas for exploring science, mathematics, and technology; (4) suggestions for encouraging girls; (5) a discussion of role models; (6) linkages to the Girl Scout program; and (7) a set of computer activities. A list of national organizations, museums and science centers, magazines, books, and local resources is appended. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Nonformal Education, Organizations (Groups), Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Technology
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., National Equipment Service, 830 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 ($1.50, No. 26-823).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Weyerhauser Company Foundation, Tacoma, WA.
Authoring Institution: Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., New York, NY.
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