Gender issues in STEM


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Re-imagining futures in STEME

Gender issues in STEM

STEME researchers are pursuing a number of projects looking at participation of girls in STEM, and factors affecting participation in school science and mathematics, and STEM careers. These have included substantial literature reviews, interviews, curriculum projects, and interventions.

Researchers involved in this area include: Linda Hobbs, Russell Tytler, Coral Campbell, Lihua Xu

Sample publications

L. Hobbs, C. Jakab, V. Millar, V. Prain, C. Redman, C. Speldewinde, R. Tytler, J. van Driel (2017). Girls’ future — our future: The Invergowrie Foundation STEM report.

Williams, G., Hubber, P. & Tytler, R. (2017). Leading the Way — Girls and STEM at Wenona: Deakin STEM Education Professional Learning Initiative

Sarkar, M., Tytler, R., Palmer, S. (2014). Participation of women in engineering: Challenges and productive interventions. Origin Foundation.

Tytler, R., Osborne, J., Williams, G., Tytler, K., & Cripps Clark, J. (2008). Opening up pathways: Engagement in STEM across the Primary-Secondary school transition. Canberra: Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Marginson, S., Tytler, R., Freeman, B., & Roberts, K. (2013). STEM: Country comparisons. Melbourne: The Australian Council of Learned Academies.

Tytler, R. (2014). Attitudes, Identity, and Aspirations toward Science. In N. G. Lederman & S. K. Abell (Eds), Handbook of Science Education, Volume II (82 – 103). New York: Routledge.