ERIC Number: ED444822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
"Como que No Puedo!" Strategies for the Recruitment and Retention of Hispanic Females into Mathematics and Science Post-Secondary Programs and Careers.
Ramirez, Reynaldo, Jr.; Laurel, Elva G.; Rodriguez-Aguilar, Celvia
The economic growth of the nation is dependent upon the inclusion of minority and underrepresented groups in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology-related careers. This report especially addresses those barriers encountered by Latina students preparing to enter scientific and technical careers. The paper summarizes the research literature that addresses female recruitment and retention in mathematics and science, discusses the results of interviews conducted with Mexican-American youth and their teachers, and describes experience with programs designed to recruit and retain minority and underrepresented groups in mathematics and science. (Contains 23 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).