ERIC Number: ED412137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Mathematics and Science. Findings from "The Condition of Education, 1997," No. 11.
Bae, Yupin; Smith, Thomas M.
This report reviews the most current data on women's progress in mathematics and science achievement, attitudes, course-taking patterns, and college majors. Results of recent studies suggest that many factors such as parental encouragement, teacher preparation, teacher student interactions, curriculum content, hands-on laboratory experiences, self-concept, attitudes toward mathematics and science, availability of mentors, and home resources contribute to the attitudes, access, and achievement of young women in mathematics and science. The research cited here suggests that the gender gap in science and mathematics in the United States appears at Grade 10 while internationally the gap appears around Grade 8. Despite this, there are still substantial differences between women and men in mathematics, computer science, engineering and science fields. Contains 29 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Course Selection (Students), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Sex Differences, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Inc., Baileys Crossroads, VA.