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ERIC Number: ED555251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 348
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-10042-7
Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering
National Academies Press
The United States economy relies on the productivity, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its people. To maintain its scientific and engineering leadership amid increasing economic and educational globalization, the United States must aggressively pursue the innovative capacity of all its people--women and men. However, women face barriers to success in every field of science and engineering; obstacles that deprive the country of an important source of talent. Without a transformation of academic institutions to tackle such barriers, the future vitality of the U.S. research base and economy are in jeopardy. "Beyond Bias and Barriers" explains that eliminating gender bias in academia requires immediate overarching reform, including decisive action by university administrators, professional societies, federal funding agencies and foundations, government agencies, and Congress. If implemented and coordinated across public, private, and government sectors, the recommended actions will help to improve workplace environments for all employees while strengthening the foundations of America's competitiveness. Four appendices and are included: (1) Biographical Information; (2) Statement of Task; (3) Chapter 4, "Measuring Racial Discrimination, Theories of Discrimination"; and (4) References. An index is also included. (Contains approximately 560 references.) [This book was written by the Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering and the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Ford Foundation; National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Office for Research on Women’s Health (ORWR); Eli Lilly and Company
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Academy of Sciences; National Academies, National Academy of Engineering; National Academies, Institute of Medicine
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1-OD-4-2137|SBE-0536999