ERIC Number: ED479594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Minimizing the Gender Equity Gap in Science and Technology.
Cereijo, Maria Victoria Perez; Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Young, Jon
The 21st century will require educational changes to meet the demands of industry. Workers in the 21st century must come equipped with a repertoire of both science and technology skills. Currently, many employers are concerned about where they will find highly trained and capable employees for the new century. Therefore, it has become increasingly important to provide female students with an opportunity to explore careers in both science and technology. To meet the demands of a technology driven society, all capable students and workers should be given an opportunity to maximize their potential. This paper reviews the current state of gender equity in science and technology, and provides information on a program that addresses the gender equity issues. The goal of the BUGS (Bringing Up Girls in Science) project in the Department of Technology and Cognition at the University of North Texas is to provide educational experiences in an outdoor learning lab and technology exposure for girls in grades four and five that will increase girls' interest, participation, self-concept, knowledge, and achievement in the environmental sciences and in technology. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Program Development, Science Education, Technology Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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