Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Making a Difference in Math and Science Classrooms

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Dr. Valjeaner B. Ford, Associate Professor / PRAXIS Liaison / Interim Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: This study presents research that was conducted in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina. In particular, the study involves focus group questionnaires that were distributed to two high schools within the Sandhills Region. The primary objective of the study is to establish an understanding of the difference between male students’ and female students’ perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and career pathways, as this will provide further evidence to suggest how educational leaders, teachers, and university teacher-education programs can work toward closing the gender gap in education. The literature review and results sections will provide substantive evidence to suggest that progress is being made in the way of closing the gender gap, but this process remains ongoing in the twenty-first century.

Additional Information

Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research (2016), vol. 10 (1)
Language: English
Date: 2016
Education, High School Students, Teacher-education Programs, Gender Gap, Equity Issues in Science Education, Gender Studies, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Courses
Science -- Sex differences -- United States
Science -- Sex differences -- Sandhills (N.C.)

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