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ERIC Number: ED541841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Female Participation in ATE-Funded Programs: A Ten-Year Trend
Westine, Carl D.; Gullickson, Arlen R.; Wingate, Lori A.
Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education
It is widely known that women are generally underrepresented in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has persistently worked to reduce this disparity. For example, the 2000 solicitation specified "increasing the participation of women" as a broader impact that projects should address (NSF, 2000, p. 19). In the current solicitation's section on "Integrating Diversity into NSF Programs, Projects, and Activities, "the importance of including women is noted as part of its attention to the "principle of diversity and deems it central to the programs, projects, and activities it considers and supports," (NSF 10-539, p.16). This briefing paper, which focuses strictly on the ATE program and is based on self-reported data by ATE grantees, represents a starting point for further research on trends in female representation in technology education. Appended are: (1) Documentation of Survey Versions; and (2) Survey Response Rates and Determination of Sample Sizes. (Contains 5 figures.)
Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education. Available from: Evaluation Center. 4405 Ellsworth Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Tel: 269-387-5895; Fax: 269-387-5923; e-mail: eval-center@wmich.edu; Web site: http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: Evaluation Resource Center for Advanced Technological Education (EvaluATE)