ERIC Number: ED309987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Women, Minorities, and the Private Sector in Science and Mathematics Education. A Review of the Literature.
In order to interest women and minorities in science and teaching, a proposal by the Science Academy of Austin, Texas specifically recommended recruiting high school minority and female students as future science teachers, providing elementary students with opportunities to experience science, and increasing the number of women and minorities in the Science Academy program. A search of the literature was undertaken to explore the background conditions for these objectives. Five areas were investigated: (1) the attraction to teaching for minorities; (2) factors of mathematics and science teacher shortages; (3) sex-role models in science; (4) secondary school programs which promote science teaching as a career; and (5) business alliances with precollegiate science education. A list of 54 references is appended. (CW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.