The Equity Equation. Fostering the Advancement of Women in the Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering

  • ID: 2212180
  • Book
  • 354 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Equity Equation presents to findings and recommAndations of the foremost experts on research and practice concerning women in science, engineering, and mathematics. It addresses issues facing women in the scientific disciplines, including: ∗involvement in education and careers as it relates to diversity, along lies of race, class, sexual orientation, physical and learning disability, and age ∗institutional attitudes, interactions, and structure ∗barriers to success at the career stage ∗effectiveness of current intervention and curriculum strategies ∗the relationship between public policies and institutional change.
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1. Women in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering: Myths and Realities(Betty Vetter)

2. The Schooling of Girls: Optimizing Opportunities or Obstacles?(Jane Butler Kahle)

3. Undergraduate Women in Science: Personal and Environmental Influences on the Development of Scientific Talent(Helen S. Astin, Linda Sax)

4. Influence on Women Graduate Students in Engineering and Sciences: Rethinking a GAndered Institution(Carol S. Hollenshead, Stacy Wenzel, Barbara B. Lazarus, Indira Nair )

5. Diverse Populations of Women and Girls in Science, Mathematics and Engineering(Beatriz Chu Clewell, Angela B. Ginorio)

6. Programmatic and Curricular Interventions: What Do We Know?(Cinda–Sue Davis, Sue V. Rosser)

7. Women, Academia and Careers in Science and Engineering(Mary Frank Fox)

8. Facing Inequity: Women Scientists in Industry(Paula M. Rayman, Jennifer S. Jackson)

9. Public Policy and the Health of Science: The Case for Women in Science(Daryl Chubin, Shirley Malcom)

10. Visions for the Future: A Research and Policy AgAnda(Carol Hollenshead, Stacy Wenzel, Margaret N. Dykens, Cinda–Sue Davis, Angela B. Ginorio, Barbara B. Lazarus, Paula M. Rayman)
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"The Equity Equation is indeed a ′sourcebook for change′ as the authors describe it. the book is chock full of essential data and clear thinking about pervasive, complex biases that continue to stymie women′s and girl′s opportunities in science, math, and engineering––in school, on the job. What does an economic future for this country look like with less than half of its scientific innovators? Read this book if you′re a researcher, educator, policy maker, or anyone else concerned about equity and a viable future for science and technology in the next century." ––Mary Ellem Capek, executive director, National Council for Research on Women

"A comprehensive and thorough review of the studies on women in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering of the past couple of decades. From grade school to the corporate world, from socioeconomic status to sexual orientation, what has been studied is here. The thoughtful analysis which concludes the book will be the guide to studies and actions for the next decade. It is a must read for anyone in this field." ––Laurel L. Wilkening, chancellor, University of California, Irvine

"The Equity Equation deals candidly, thoroughly, and objectively with issues for women in science, engineering, and mathematics–– issues about which I became increasingly concerned during my tenure on the National Science Board. This much–needed study not only investigates the institutional causes of gAnder inequity, but lays out the research, policy, and programs needed to change the status quo." ––James Duderstadt, president, University of Michigan and former member, National Science Board
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