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"National Council for Research on Women, Balancing the Equation: Where Are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering and Technology” (2001) by Mary Thom. This report analyzes the extent to which women and girls have progressed in science, engineering, and technology over the last two decades. It reviews programs that successfully increase STEM participation of girls, women and minorities and “finds that women and girls excel in environments that encourage hands-on research, include mentoring and role models, and link science, technology and engineering to other disciplines and real world applications.” The report discusses the need for cultural and institutional change and provides resources to “help educators, business leaders and policy makers promote women's and girls' advancement in the sciences.”
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and handling. The press release, executive summary and selected excerpts
are available for free on the site www.ncrw.org.
The site also includes Web links for science programs for K-12 education,
including in-school and after-school and summer activities, professional
development for teachers, and curriculum development and assessment.
Women and Minorities for Science and Engineering: Resources for Educators,
Parents, and the Community
Equity in Education
Margolis and Fisher document the astonishing gender gap in the field of computing by answering the question of why female interest in technology begins to wane in middle school and all but dies in high school. The authors argue that male dominance in information technology can be traced directly back to cultural, social, and educational patterns established in early childhood. Women, therefore, are vastly underrepresented in one of the most economically significant professions of the twenty-first century.
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