ERIC Number: ED396902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Math & Science for Girls: A Symposium Sponsored by The National Coalition of Girls' Schools with Support from the Klingenstein Fund. The Complete Proceedings (Wellesley, Massachusetts, June 16-20, 1991).
National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Concord, MA.
This document contains the proceedings from a "Math and Science for Girls" symposium. The conference was aimed at identifying teaching strategies that are particularly effective for girls. The book is divided into three parts: research reports, small group workshops, and miscellaneous items. The research reports are "Women in Science: Where Do We Go From Here?" (Jane Butler Kahle); "Warming Up the Chilly Climate" (Bernice Resnick Sandler); "Women's Learning Styles and the Teaching of Mathematics" (Judith Jacobs); "Panel on Recent Research and Recommendations of Professional Organizations" (Shirley Malcom, Leslie Hiles Paoletti, and Rena F. Subotnik); and "Is Gender an Issue in Math Class? Perhaps It's Time to Change the Subject" (Joan Countryman). Workshop titles are: "Women's Metaphors for Math" (Dorothy Buerk); "Gender and Technology (Cornelia Brunner and Margaret Honey); "Cooperative Small Groups" (Carolyn Hopp); "Mathematics in a Cultural and Historical Context" (Claudia Henrion); "The Math, Science and Engineering Major in College" (Barbara Lazarus); and "Science Teaching and Diverse Learning Styles" (Jan Serie). The final section contains questions and reactions generated by participants, a follow-up questionnaire, and a participant list. (MKR)
Descriptors: Conference Proceedings, Females, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods
National Coalition of Girls' Schools, 228 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Concord, MA.