Simple Modifications To Expository Instruction That Promote Gender Equity in Secondary School Science And Math Classrooms

Citation:

Lerner KL. Simple Modifications To Expository Instruction That Promote Gender Equity in Secondary School Science And Math Classrooms. Originally published as a component of my M.Ed thesis focusing on fostering diversity in science education and career entry. 1998.
Simple Modifications To Expository Instruction That Promote Gender Equity in Secondary School Science And Math Classrooms

Abstract:

Compared to their male counterparts, disproportionately fewer female students go on to take advanced or elective science at the secondary school level. Consequently, disproportionately fewer women pursue university degrees or careers in mathematics, science and engineering. Although more female students are taking elective secondary school math and science courses, these disproportions remain significant. Based on a comprehensive survey of research and field reports, this paper outlines and evaluates simple modifications to expository instruction-particularly those emphasizing reading and writing skills-that enable teachers to better meet the specific needs of female students. (more)

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