ERIC Number: ED382463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-20
Reference Count: N/A
Women and K-12 Science and Mathematics Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
This hearing is the second in a series of hearings to be held by this subcommittee on the subject of "Women in Science and in Technology." The focus is on the issues of gender bias in precollege science and mathematics education. The first panel of witnesses will present the most recent data on the achievement, participation, and treatment of girls in math and science classes at the elementary and secondary school levels, and then use this data as a basis to suggest ways to improve our educational system. Witnesses include: Susan McGee Bailey, Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts; Jane Butler Kahle, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The second panel of witnesses will focus on strategies and programs to increase gender equity, including both programs to provide increased math and science exposure directly to female students and strategies to provide training to teachers, parents, and guidance counselors. Witnesses on this panel include: Shirley Malcom, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.; Richard E. Stephens, Office of University and Science Education Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.; Jane Stutsman, Directorate of Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.; Stacy Kass, Careers and Life Planning, Girls, Inc., New York, New York; and Rebecca Failor, Math/Science Network, Oakland, California. An appendix contains a U.S. Department of Energy education programs catalog, 1994. Brief descriptions of each facility, its programs, and contact information are included. (MKR)
Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Hearings, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Social Bias
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.