ERIC Number: ED399147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Scientific Education of Girls: Education Beyond Reproach?
Aebisher, Verena; And Others
This collection of international work about the education of women in the sciences was prepared by the French National Commission in anticipation of the Fourth World Conference on Women. The theme chosen to concentrate on was the access young women are allowed to education and research in the field of the exact sciences, with particular emphasis on mathematics. This work is organized around three themes: inequality, understanding, and strategies for change. The essays in the section about inequality approach the topic of the education of women in the sciences from an international and statistical perspective. The ideas in the section about understanding reflects the notion that better understanding helps fight inequality. Some of the topics in this section include girls and new information technology, coeducational classrooms as an unfinished process, and the interaction of teachers and students in mathematics classes. In examining possible strategies for change, the last section looks at the difficulty of changing social behavior and describes some examples of strategies in use by developing and developed countries. (DDR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: French Commission for UNESCO, Paris.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).