Gender Equity Right From the Start
Routledge – 1997 – 152 pages
What makes girls avoid math, science, and technology in school? And what can teacher educators do to help new teachers keep this from happening so that all of our children's talents can find expression? These two volumes provide teaching materials and background information on gender equity for teacher educators in mathematics, science, and technology education and their students. A practical guide, Gender Equity Right from the Start is usable by professors of education for preservice teachers and by staff developers for in-service teachers. By adapting the material for other subjects, it can also be used by teacher educators in content areas other than math, science, and technology. It consists of two volumes: Instructional Activities for Teacher Educators in Mathematics, Science, and Technology contains some 200 teaching activities on the major issues in gender equity, emphasizing solutions and not just problems. Activities take place in out-of-class assignments and field experiences whenever possible to minimize demands on class time. Sources and Resources for Education Students in Mathematics, Science, and Technology contains student materials needed for the activities as well as extensive print, electronic, organizational, and other resources for further information.
This two-volume gender-equity series with emphasis on mathematics, science, and technology is outstanding….The content is of superior quality and is comprehensive; the design and layout are user-friendly….For educators interested in gender-equity issues, these volumes are a welcome addition. The activities for preservice teachers are excellent and thorough.
—Teaching Children Mathematics
"Gender Equity Right from the Start is a thorough, research-based resource with excellent practical applications for those interested in gender equity issues….The book is clearly written and well organized with an engaging writing style….A major feature of these materials is the opportunity for students and their instructors to react to the activities and field experiences."
—Horizon Research, Inc.
Contents: Part I:Introduction. Part II:Teaching Activities. Gender Equity in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Mathematics, Science and Technology as Male Domains. Peers', Teachers', Parents', and Society's Cultural Expectations. Biased and Inappropriate Curriculum Materials. Classroom Interaction and Atmosphere. Anti-Intellectualism and Attributional Style. Testing and Assessment. Part III:Assessing Your Students' Gender Equity Learning. Part IV:Action Research Projects.