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ERIC Number: EJ1142536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
The Importance of High School Physics Teachers for Female Students' Physics Identity and Persistence
Hazari, Zahra; Brewe, Eric; Goertzen, Renee Michelle; Hodapp, Theodore
Physics Teacher, v55 n2 p96-99 Feb 2017
Given the historic and continued underrepresentation of women in physics, it is important to understand the role that high school physics might play in attracting female students to physics careers. Drawing on data from over 900 female undergraduates in physics, we examine when these women became interested in physics careers and different sources of recognition (important for physics identity development) that may have affected their choices at certain time points. The results provide optimism since many of these female students, even those not previously intending science careers, began to intend physics careers in high school and recognition from high school physics teachers had a significant effect on predicting these intentions.
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: pubs@aapt.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A