ERIC Number: ED406137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Promoting Interest in Mathematical Careers among Girls and Women. The Mathematics Outlook.
Davenport, Linda Ruiz
The under-representation of females in mathematical careers persists despite the fact that in recent years, gender differences in mathematics achievement and participation in mathematics coursework at the high school level have virtually disappeared. This bulletin presents research findings and discusses gender differences in mathematics coursework, mathematics achievement, and choice of careers; reasons for female under-participation in mathematics; how to encourage females toward mathematics-related careers; and new questions and directions. Contains 43 references. (MKR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Differences, Womens Education
ERIC/CSMEE, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.