ERIC Number: ED409247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Why Me? Why My Classroom? Equity in Coed Math and Science Classes. Math and Science for the Coed Classroom.
Campbell, Patricia B.; Storo, Jennifer N.
This pamphlet addresses the research related to underachievement of women in science and mathematics and the implications of such underachievement for the nation. Fewer women are graduating in science and engineering and girls continue to score lower than boys on science achievement tests. The brochure stresses that an equitable education makes a difference in achievement and suggest guidelines for assessing equity in the classroom. Sections of the pamphlet include: (1) "Why Bother?"; (2) "Are Girls Receiving as Good an Education as Boys?"; (3) "Are Single-Sex Classes the Answer?"; (4) "What is an Equitable Coed Classroom?" and (5) "Is My Class Equitable?" A 9-item reference and sources section concludes the pamphlet. (EH)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Mathematics Instruction, Nondiscriminatory Education, Science Instruction, Sex Fairness, Single Sex Schools, Womens Education
Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Resource Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Suite 268, Newton, MA 02158-1060; toll free telephone: 800-225-3088.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 027 438-440.