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ERIC Number: EJ1003839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
Effective STEM Programs for Adolescent Girls: Three Approaches and Many Lessons Learned
Mosatche, Harriet S.; Matloff-Nieves, Susan; Kekelis, Linda; Lawner, Elizabeth K.
Afterschool Matters, n17 p17-25 Spr 2013
While women's participation in math and physical science continues to lag to some degree behind that of men, the disparity is much greater in engineering and computer science. Though boys may outperform girls at the highest levels on math and science standardized tests, girls tend to get better course grades in math and science than boys do. Research has found that interventions can be useful in increasing girls' perception of competence in science. This article focuses on three approaches to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in out-of-school time (OST) that would be instructive for any organization seeking to develop STEM opportunities for teen girls. While Techbridge and Queens Community House focused on reaching populations most underrepresented in STEM--girls of color and those from immigrant and low-income families--the strategies they used could be applied to any population of adolescent girls. (Contains 1 table.)
National Institute on Out-of-School Time. Wellesley Centers for Women, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tel: 781-283-2547; Fax: 781-283-3657; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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