ERIC Number: ED407225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Creating "Gender-Sensitive" Environments in the Science Community and Issues of Capital, Credibility, Conflict, and Power.
Davis, Kathleen S.
This paper reports on a study of a group of university women working in science at an academic institution. The group included professors, graduate students, researchers, post-doctoral students, and science educators. Data were collected in the form of interviews, field notes taken during participant observation, and analysis of group materials and other documents. The analysis includes particular description in the form of vignettes and direct quotes, general description in the form of taxonomies and diagrams, and interpretive commentary to provide explanation and connection within the analysis. This report also addresses the forming of powerful networks, obstacles to making it in the science field, and leaving the narrow academic track. The results of this study show the importance of providing women and girls with social networks, and emphasize how important it is that the science community consider the fact that most scientists are members of families. The minimal role that women scientists have in making decisions related to professional standards is also discussed. Contains 28 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).