Tuesday, October 05, 2010

[IWS] APEC: GENDER EQUITY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION [September 2010]

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

 

Gender Equity in Mathematics Education [September 2010]

Summary

http://publications.apec.org/publication-detail.php?pub_id=1069

[full-text, 17 pages]

 

This report summarises gender equity in education in terms of its challenge and the approaches recommended to promote women's access to education in math and science.

 

Table of Contents

Gender Equity in Mathematics Education .............................................................. 1

Part I. The Challenge and the Promise .............................................................. 1

Introduction ...................................................................................................... 1

Evidence of the Gender Gap in Education and the Workforce ........................ 1

Attitudes and Cultural Influences that May Contribute to a Gender Gap ......... 2

Conclusion ....................................................................................................... 3

Part II. Developing Interest and Investment in Math and Science .................. 4

Introduction ...................................................................................................... 4

Awareness at an Economy Level: An Example from Peru .............................. 5

Translating Research to Practice: Examples From the Doing What Works

Website ........................................................................................................... 7

Promoting Students’ Learning Goals: An Example from Singapore ................ 9

Providing Opportunities to Gifted Students: An Example from Thailand ........ 10

Summary ....................................................................................................... 12

References .................................................................................................... 12



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