CareerQuesting Revisited: A Protocol for Increasing Girls' Interest in STEM Careers

CareerQuesting Revisited: A Protocol for Increasing Girls' Interest in STEM Careers

Karen S. White (Purdue University, USA) and Mara H. Wasburn (Purdue University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-922-9.ch010
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Abstract

This paper develops an educational strategy to foster the interest and persistence of middle school girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, using existing websites. Criteria are specified that enable middle school teachers to evaluate websites as supplemental learning activities within prescribed curricula. In particular, the evaluative criteria help evaluate sites that provide materials appealing to boys and girls, allowing teachers to adopt them without concern that they are providing an unfair advantage to girls.

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