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ERIC Number: ED343797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 358
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Contributions from the European and Third World GASAT Conference, (Jonkoping, Sweden, May, 1990).
Jonkoping Univ. (Sweden).
This volume contains the 30 formal papers that were accepted for the European and Third World Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT) Conference. The theme of the conference was "Science and Technology, A Future for All?" The papers are presented in two parts and organized into four frames. Part one contains papers, reporting empirical research or analyses. The papers presented in part two are reports of the position of women in science and/or technology in various parts of the world or of initiatives of many kinds that have been taken to change the existing situation. Frame 1 deals with problems, constraints, methods, and questions at the primary and secondary level in school with the most important focus being girls in school. Frame 2 includes contributions from the upper secondary level to higher education levels at the college and university level. It also includes teacher-training issues and students' attitudes to technology and industry. The focus of Frame 3 is women in the workplace. Issues included are opportunities for women, conditions of working, and career development. The problems and opportunities in developing countries are discussed in this frame. Papers that are in some way relevant to other frames are included in Frame 4. These papers have been grouped separately and raise ethical, moral, philosophical and methodological issues. Some of the papers contribute to more than one frame. Each frame is concerned mainly with science and technology. Topics include physics teachers, affective factors, educational models of change, physics education, computer studies, women in construction, engineering education, study environment and sex differences, training in quidance and counseling for non-traditional careers, gender equity, social responsibility, innovative science classroom practices, and career choice by women. (A separately published "Supplement" volume, containing five additional papers, has been appended.) (KR)
Jonkoping University College, P.O. Box 1026, S-55111, Jonkoping, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jonkoping Univ. (Sweden).