ERIC Number: ED446968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Gender Equity for Mathematics and Science.
Research has provided rich documentation of knowledge on variables that are related to gender and mathematics. Moderate change in what has happened with females in mathematics education has occurred partly because of this scholarship. This paper discusses the research on mathematics and gender and the need to continue research that documents the status of gender differences as they exist. It focuses on gender differences in mathematics. It also states that research must be supplemented with new types of scholarship focused on new questions and carried out with new methodologies which will help in the identification of important emphases for further new research, which will also ensure that women's voices will become a major part of all educational scholarship. Cognitive science and feminist perspectives in this issue are considered. (Contains 47 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Sex Differences
For full text: http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/math/gender.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education, Madison, WI.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An invited faculty presentation at Gender Equity for Mathematics and Science: A Conference of the Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers. (Princeton, NJ, 2000).