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

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

by Cinda-Sue Davis, Angela B. Ginorio, Carol S. Hollenshead, Barbara B. Lazarus
     
 

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,

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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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"The Equity Equation is indeed a 'sourcebook for change' as theauthors describe it. the book is chock full of essential data andclear thinking about pervasive, complex biases that continue tostymie women's and girl's opportunities in science, math, andengineering—in school, on the job. What does an economic futurefor this country look like with less than half of its scientificinnovators? Read this book if you're a researcher, educator, policymaker, or anyone else concerned about equity and a viable futurefor science and technology in the next century." —Mary EllemCapek, executive director, National Council for Research onWomen

"A comprehensive and thorough review of the studies on women in thesciences, mathematics, and engineering of the past couple ofdecades. From grade school to the corporate world, fromsocioeconomic status to sexual orientation, what has been studiedis here. The thoughtful analysis which concludes the book will bethe guide to studies and actions for the next decade. It is a mustread for anyone in this field." —Laurel L. Wilkening, chancellor,University of California, Irvine

"The Equity Equation deals candidly, thoroughly, and objectivelywith issues for women in science, engineering, and mathematics—issues about which I became increasingly concerned during my tenureon the National Science Board. This much-needed study not onlyinvestigates the institutional causes of gAnder inequity, but laysout the research, policy, and programs needed to change the statusquo." —James Duderstadt, president, University of Michigan andformer member, National Science Board

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787902131
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/1996
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Education Series
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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