ERIC Number: ED500856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Science, Gender, and Afterschool: A Research-Action Agenda
Froschl, Merle; Sprung, Barbara; Archer, Elayne; Fancsali, Cheri
Academy for Educational Development
This report presents a research-action agenda to enhance the role of afterschool education in increasing girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, majors, and careers. The research-action agenda was developed for three areas: access, recruitment, and persistence; program content, approaches, and strategies; and staff and professional development. The agenda arose from discussions during the Science, Gender, and Afterschool Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. in September 2002.
Descriptors: Educational Research, After School Programs, Females, Womens Education, Equal Education, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Career Development, Majors (Students), Access to Education, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, Course Content, Professional Development, Staff Development, Gender Issues, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.; Educational Equity Concepts, Inc., New York, NY.