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ERIC Number: ED410106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Connecting Adolescent Girls of Color and Math/Science Interventions.
Murphy, Diane S.; Sullivan, Kathleen
This paper describes a study of Project SPLASH!, a program for minority adolescent girls with high potential in mathematics and science. This paper aims to contribute to the knowledge base on characteristics of program interventions which may increase the representation of women and minorities in the fields of mathematics and science. Findings on student and parent perceptions regarding the goals of the program, gender issues, causal attribution, self-esteem, and motivation are shared. Goals shift as girls are mentored by practicing scientists. Students reveal preferences for co-educational programs, active learning, outdoor education, and no formal grading in comparison to more relational components of this program. Ethnic self-esteem data suggests higher self-esteem among African American than Hispanic participants. Issues of socialization such as matched gender and ethnic role models are minimized by the participants. Contains 25 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A