ERIC Number: ED318640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Lost Talent: The Underparticipation of Women, Minorities, and Disabled Persons in Science.
This report reviews research on the relationship between educational practices and policies and the low rates of participation of women, minorities, and disabled persons in science related careers. The information presented is designed to contribute to the discussion of how schools might create conditions that will help underrepresented groups prepare for careers in science and mathematics. The report has two central messages, there is much that is not understood about the low participation rates of these groups and what is known suggests that there are alterable features of schools that appear to constrain participation. The document discussed the following issues: (1) the current status and policy concerns involved in this issue; (2) the scientific pipeline; (3) cognitive and attitudinal factors; (4) school factors; (5) societal factors; (6) intervention strategies; and (7) further research. A list of over 200 references is appended. (CW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.