ERIC Number: ED302401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Equity on Purpose: In Pursuit of Excellence in Informal, Out-Of-School Interventions in Math, Science and Technology.
Nicholson, Heather Johnston; And Others
There is evidence that more boys than girls have experience in activities related to science and mathematics outside of school and that there are a number of kinds of interventions that can sustain girls' interest and participation in science and mathematics. What is missing is a theoretical explanation for the phenomenon that more boys than girls persist in science and mathematics in high school and beyond. This address discusses girls' opportunities to participate in nonformal science and mathematics activities outside of the home. The characteristics of excellent intervention programs are listed and a number of specific programs are cited. This discussion focuses on museums, media, youth organizations, and informal programs. Three major concepts are also discussed including equity, inquiry, and linkages. There are 14 references listed for this topic. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Girls Clubs of America, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. National Resource Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of Vision to Reality (Ann Arbor, MI, July 1987). For other papers about Operation SMART, see SE 050 234-238.