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ERIC Number: ED331704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Perspectives on Women and the Sciences.
Sloat, Barbara Furin
LSAmagazine, v13 n2 p13-17 Spr 1990
Despite gains since 1970, women still make up only 15% of the science and engineering workforce in the United States. Nationally women constitute about 11% of the science faculty in professional ranks. A recent research study's dealing with the issue of women in science found that women's self-concept resulting from few faculty as role models, discouragement by less "A" grades, their distinct minority role, etc. are factors in lower participation in the sciences. This article reviews the situation of women at the University of Michigan and trends that may be occurring there. Several programs on different campuses, which are designed to encourage women to continue in the sciences by creating a more hospitable academic atmosphere are described. "Summerscience," a Michigan program aimed at keeping junior high and high school girls in the science track is described in an insert by Deborah Gilbert. Suggestions for how administrators and faculty can help improve the climate of instruction for women at the undergraduate level are presented. A list of 16 references and 9 related readings is included. (CW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A