Women in Engineering, Science and Technology: Education and Career Challenges
Release Date: May, 2010. Copyright © 2010. 384 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-657-5, ISBN13: 9781615206575, ISBN10: 1615206574, EISBN13: 9781615206582
In the fields of Engineering, Science and Information Technology, there remains an underrepresentation of female leadership in entry level, intermediate, upper level, and senior level management positions, creating an insufficient number of role models to encourage other women to join these typically non-traditional female fields of work and study.
Women in Engineering, Science and Technology: Education and Career Challenges provides a collection of recent high-quality empirical studies related to the education and careers of women in engineering, science and technology disciplines, with cases on innovative approaches to attracting and supporting women in training courses, and discussions on the effectiveness of mentoring, role models, government policy, and initiatives by professional bodies. This reference work is ideal for professionals and researchers working in the field of education and career development for women in engineering, science and technology, while also offering insights and support to academics concerned with attracting and retaining women in these disciplines, and providing information to members of professional bodies representing engineers, scientists and technology workers who wish to encourage women during their transition from education to the workforce.
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Gwen White (Gateway Community and Technical College, USA)
The fields of engineering and technology have traditionally been male dominated. The numbers of females in engineering and technology are traditionally less than the...
Maslin Masrom (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Zuraini Ismail (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural society characterized by distinct values and norms about many issues including the role of women in society...
Haifa Takruri-Rizk (University of Salford, UK), Natalie Sappleton (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Sunrita Dhar-Bhattacharjee (University of Salford, UK)
Whilst evidence presented in recent scholarship suggests initiatives aimed at increasing female recruitment to the industry may be proving somewhat effective, retent...
Mirella M. Moro (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brazil), Taisy Weber (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Brazil), Carla M.D.S. Freitas (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Brazil)
Many communities have been concerned with the problem of bringing more girls to technology and science related areas. The authors believe that the first step in orde...
- Academic Research Culture
- Career Initiatives
- Educational Initiatives
- Gender Bias
- Government Initiatives
- IT Role Models
- Quality Education
- Supportive Work Environments
- Workforce Development