Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices Across Disciplines

Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices Across Disciplines

by Jody Bart (Editor)

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Overview

Convinced that ample evidence has been provided that women historically have suffered numerous social, political, and institutional barriers to their entrance and success in the sciences, Bart believes it is time to re-focus the discussion. An examination of how women can and do succeed as theorists, as researchers, as teachers, and as individuals within institutions provides us with a rich opportunity to begin this new conversation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557531223
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jody Bart’s areas of specialty are political philosophy with a concentration in feminist political thought and feminist epistemology and philosophy of science. In 1996 she served as the Chair of the Ewald committee at Sweet Briar College, designing, coordinating and implementing the national conference on Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices Across the Disciplines. Author of several papers on feminist theory, Dr. Bart travels extensively speaking at colleges and universities about her research on Goldman and other feminist political issues.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceix
Helen Brooke Taussig (1898-1986): A Biography of Success1
Frankenstein's Native25
Women Becoming Mathematicians: Constructing a Professional Identity in Post-World War II America37
Strategies for Teaching "Female-Friendly" Science to Women: Using History and Research to Guide Instruction101
Successful Strategies for Teaching Math to College Women107
Factors That Increase Persistence of Female Undergraduate Science Students115
Perspectives from a Female Undergraduate Student on Successfully Integrating Learning and Researching Science with Leading Organic Chemistry Workshops139
A Peer Mentoring Program for Underrepresented Students in the Sciences149
Gender Bias in Biological Theory Formation169
Defending Feminist Territory in the Science Wars177
Strong Objectivity and the Language of Science195
Feminist Theories of Knowledge: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly205
Gender and Physical Science: A Hard Look at a Hard Science221
Inventing the Future: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Purdue University Calumet245
Contributors259
Index263

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