ERIC Number: ED371951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Girls and the Physical Sciences. Symposium Highlights (Medford, Massachusetts, March 12, 1993).
Jones, Ileana; And Others
The number of women in the workforce has increased dramatically. However, the number of high school females enrolled in physical science classes remains low. To aid in ensuring that females succeed in the physical sciences, a symposium was held. This document highlights the events of the aforementioned symposium. The "Girls and the Physical Sciences Symposium" had three distinct components. Opened by keynote speeches from two leading researchers and scholars, Shelia Tobias and Pat Campbell, Part 1 placed the teaching of physical science into a national context. These introductory comments helped set the stage for the second part of the document, a series of workshop presentations. Each of these sessions began with a set of findings or experiences illuminating the practice of physical science. Participants ultimately joined in discussions on one of the selected topics. These conversations contributed to the third phase of the conference, teacher exchanges, and led to a host of practical suggestions for classroom reform. The document also includes additional references related to women in the physical sciences and classroom assessment of women. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Intervention, Mathematics Education, Performance Based Assessment, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Womens Education
National Coalition of Girls' Schools, 228 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Concord, MA.