ERIC Number: EJ372890
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Knowing the "Right Stuff": Attrition, Gender, and Scientific Literacy.
McDade, Laurie A.
Anthropology and Education Quarterly, v19 n2 p93-114 Jun 1988
For undergraduate women, attrition from chemistry and mathematics disciplines because of their noncompetitive performance involves abandoning their original goals. Male students explain their attrition as pragmatic moves toward more rewarding fields and do not, unlike women, question their talents as "math wiz kids." Reasons for this difference are discussed. (BJV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue on Women, Culture, and Education.