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ERIC Number: ED405340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 18
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Women Who Say "Yes" When Science Says "No": Their Lessons for Future Students and Teachers.
Taylor, Marilyn J.; And Others
The Rocky Mountain (Colorado) Teacher Education Collaborative was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to improve the preparation of science and math teachers and to recruit and retain underrepresented groups in math and science education. As part of this grant project, a survey was conducted of women science educators to assess their perceptions of their own past science learning. Two hundred copies of an 85-item survey were distributed to Colorado women science educators in Fall 1996; of these, 80 women responded. Data analysis indicated: women who have been successful in science affirm for all people an equal opportunity to learn; they like to be challenged; and they persist and try harder even when faced with hardships of initial failure; these women are creative and like to analyze things; they rely on their inner resources and describe themselves as independent thinkers and strategic planners. Based on the survey, two conclusions are advanced: (1) women succeed in science when they are able to persist in the face of hardship; and (2) women succeed in science when they try alternate strategies to increase their science learning. The survey is appended with details of item responses. (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado