ERIC Number: EJ1056787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
The Millennium Development Goals Agenda: Constraints of Culture, Economy, and Empowerment in Influencing the Social Mobility of Pakistani Girls on Mathematics and Science Related Higher Education Courses in Universities in Pakistan
Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael J.
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v15 n1 p51-68 2015
The third of the eight Millennium Development Goals is to promote gender equality and empower women. This article discusses the factors that are associated with 31 female higher education students' choices and aspirations to pursue education and careers in mathematics and science-related fields. The analysis is based on semistructured interviews. Patriarchal values in society impacted females' own perceptions of their abilities and aspirations. Although extrinsic social gain motivation underpinned females' choices, they had little awareness of the economic benefits of mathematics and science qualifications. Teaching styles were associated with females leaving the mathematics and science pipeline.
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Females, Empowerment, College Students, Teaching Styles, Correlation, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Academic Aspiration, Learning Motivation, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Womens Education, Science Careers, Mathematics, Social Mobility, Foreign Countries, Social Class, Daughters, Parent Attitudes, Marriage, Parent Child Relationship, STEM Education, Sexual Harassment, Work Environment, Gender Bias, Self Concept, Academic Ability, Student Motivation, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan