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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
SJR: 0.468 SNIP: 0.671 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN 印刷: 1072-8325
ISSN オンライン: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v6.i3.20
14 pages

SISTERS IN SCIENCE: CONFRONTING EQUITY IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Penny L. Hammrich
College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Greer M. Richardson
LaSalle University, Olney Hall 251, 1900 West Olney Avenue; and College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19141
Beverly D. Livingston
College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122

要約

The Sisters in Science (SIS) program seeks to increase elementary school girls' interest and achievement in science and mathematics, create a more positive learning climate for minority school girls and their families on academic and community/social levels, and increase the knowledge base and understanding of parents with respect to their influence in promoting girls' interest and achievement in science and mathematics. This article reports on how 577 fourth grade girls changed their interest and achievement in science and mathematics during their involvement in year 1 of the program. Findings show that the girls started the program with positive attitudes and perceptions of science and about science career possibilities. The girls significantly (p < 0.001) increased their science and mathematics skill levels after having participated in the program. It could be stated that the girls' achievement scores on the skills test increased significantly because the girls' attitudes and perceptions were positive before program implementation.


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