ERIC Number: EJ875560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Sugar and Spice and Science: Encouraging Girls through Media Mentoring
Gray, Jennifer B.
Current Issues in Education, v8 n18 2005
Studies indicate that long held gender stereotypes lead females to a decreased self-confidence and interest in the sciences. As a result, only a minority of women pursue coursework and careers in science and technology-based fields. Several gender-based studies in science and technology education indicate that mentoring may hold great promise in encouraging young women to pursue careers in the sciences. The mass media, television in particular, plays a tremendous role in our lives, including our conceptions of gender. This literature review and proposal discusses the portrayal of female scientists, engineers, and the like in educational television as a way to provide a form of mentoring via the mass media.
Descriptors: Mentors, Sex Stereotypes, Educational Television, Technology Education, Literature Reviews, Career Guidance, Outreach Programs, Gender Bias, Scientific Attitudes, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Motivation Techniques, Women Scientists, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Deans Office, P.O. Box 870211 Payne 108, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-3306; Fax: 480-965-6231; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cie.asu.edu
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A