ERIC Number: ED437121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Retention Strategies for Women in the Physical Sciences at Bergen Community College.
Box, Lynda L.
This document discusses the representation and retention of women in science. Though women make up 48% of the employed labor force in the United States, they constitute only 22% of all working scientists and engineers. And though women scientists and engineers are beginning to find more employment in academia, they are more likely to teach only part-time in two-year schools, with less PhD's and less chance at holding higher-ranked positions at educational institutions. In order to counter the extreme under-representation of women in the physical sciences at Bergen Community College, this paper proposes a curriculum that acknowledges the contributions of all scientists, male and female. It further discusses different teaching styles and ways to create an environment that encourages women to actively participate. The paper also presents women's contributions in science. Methods of mentoring and tutoring to foster self confidence and academic success; and ways to encourage women to enter the sciences and to request financial aid. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Careers, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Employed Women, Females, Majors (Students), Mentors, Physical Sciences, School Holding Power, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges, Women Faculty, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Mid-Career Fellowship Program.