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ERIC Number: EJ1090452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-7882
Experiential and Contextual Factors That Shape Engineering Interest and Educational Decision-Making Processes among Female Students
Swan, Amy
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v8 n1 p82-100 2015
This qualitative study explores the formation of educational and vocational goals among female first-year engineering students at two community colleges and one four-year institution, as well as contextual influences on this process. Participants' pathways to college are also explored, as well as their pathways into engineering. The findings suggest a need for expanded access to experiential learning opportunities and ongoing attention to the role of community colleges in engineering education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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