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ERIC Number: EJ1146032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
This Is Who I Want to Be! Exploring Possible Selves by Interviewing Women in Science
Early, Jessica Singer
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v61 n1 p75-83 Jul-Aug 2017
This article shares a study of an interview/writing project for adolescent girls, which was a component of the Girls Writing Science Project at a diverse urban high school in the Southwestern United States. The group of high school girls planned, initiated, conducted, and wrote interview profiles of women scientists from their local community. This study of adolescent writers represents a model for teachers across disciplines to use the teaching of writing as a pathway for students to access, explore, and articulate possibilities for their future selves in connection to science. More specifically, this project offers a means of narrowing the gender divide in the sciences by supporting students in studying high-achieving women working in science-related careers and by practicing writing as a real-world, transferable skill with meaningful purpose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1224161