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ERIC Number: EJ860214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Escape from the Pipeline: Women Using Physics Outside Academia
Marshall, Jill A.
Physics Teacher, v46 n1 p20-24 Jan 2008
In the last several decades the image of the leaky pipeline has become commonplace as a metaphor for the loss of women and minorities to the physics enterprise at every stage, from high school to the most advanced positions in academia. At the 2007 Winter AAPT meeting in Seattle, however, the AAPT Committee on Women in Physics sponsored a session highlighting women whose careers in physics are not faithfully represented by the pipeline model, pointing to a flaw in this way of representing women's career trajectories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A