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ERIC Number: EJ826487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Jumpstarting Jill: Strategies to Nurture Talented Girls in Your Science Classroom
Heilbronner, Nancy N.
Gifted Child Today, v32 n1 p46-54 Win 2008
Women are making progress in many areas of science, but a gender gap still remains, especially in physics, computer science, and engineering, and at advanced levels of academic and career achievement. Today's teachers can help narrow this gap by instilling a love for science in their female students and by helping them to understand and develop their abilities. However, to do so they must move away from traditional classroom practices and incorporate some new ways of teaching. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently published an informative and helpful set of teacher guidelines, "Encouraging Girls in Math and Science: IES Practice Guide," outlining five research-based recommendations for raising girls' interest and achievement in science. These recommendations provide a helpful framework for delineating real, tried and true classroom strategies--strategies that, based upon the author's experiences as she struggled to improve her classroom, proved to be highly effective at motivating tomorrow's young female scientists. In this article, the author presents a summary of these strategies and a list of Internet resources for further exploration and discusses each IES recommendation. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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