ERIC Number: ED468780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Flickering Clusters: Women, Science, and Collaborative Transformations.
Ney, Cheryl, Ed; Ross, Jacqueline, Ed.; Stempel, Laura, Ed.
The essays in this collection discuss the development and implementation of the collaborative Women and Science Project, which aimed to improve undergraduate science education by increasing faculty expertise in gender and science scholarship and pedagogy, and by providing role models of professional women scientists, improving the classroom climate, and creating "science communities." The essays are: (1) "Flickering Clusters" (Jacqueline Ross); (2) "Foundations of Teaching and Faculty Development" (Cheryl Ney); (3) "Transforming Pedagogy" (Laura Stempel with Cheryl Ney and Jacqueline Ross) and "How Can We Improve Our Science Teaching? A Case for Cultural Knowledge" (Catherine Middlecamp); (4) "Transforming Classroom Climate and Changing Course Content" (Laura Stempel with Cheryl Ney and Jacqueline Ross) and "Shades of Grey: Changing the Content of Science Courses To Include and Encourage the Underrepresented" (Caitlyn Allen); (5) "Building Collaborative Communities" (Laura Stempel with Cheryl Ney and Jacqueline Ross) and "A Project Administrator's Perspective" (Jacqueline Ross); and (6) "Institutionalizing Change" (Laura Stempel with Cheryl Ney and Jacqueline Ross), "Developing and Implementing a 'Gender issues in Science' Course" (Kim Mogen), "The Math and Science Program for Minority Students Program" (Marc R. Goulet); and "Ensuring the Future: Institutionalizing the Values of the Women and Science Program" (Michael Zimmerman). An epilogue by Jacqueline Ross discusses the essays and the project. Appendixes contain an "Evaluators' Report" by Judith Levy and Gloria Rogers and a literature review by Nancy Mortel and Rebecca Armstrong with Phyllis Weisbard and Laura Stempel. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Course Content, Females, Higher Education, Professional Development, Sciences, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Note: Collaborative project of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium.