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ERIC Number: EJ931608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Unraveling the Double Bind: Women of Color in STEM
Harvard Educational Review, v81 n2 p157-162 Sum 2011
In 1976, the challenges faced by women of color who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields were first brought to national attention by Shirley M. Malcom, Paula Hall, and Janet Brown in a report titled "The Double Bind: The Price of Being a Minority Woman in Science." In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the publication of "The Double Bind," and in the spirit of enacting this journal's mission to provide a forum to discuss the field of education's most pressing issues, this paper presents a symposium, focusing on the experiences of women of color in STEM at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This symposium comes at a unique time in the national dialogue about STEM. Due to changes in the labor market over the last 30 years, postsecondary education is an increasingly important component in becoming a full-fledged participant, economically and civically, in American society. It is with this symposium that the editors of this journal seek to push the field of education's thinking about the experiences and successes of women of color in STEM fields further in order to better understand how they succeed in today's postsecondary education landscape.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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