This AAUW report proposes that success in STEM subjects is relatively equal in girls and boys, suggesting that our focus should be instead on increasing girls’ exposure to engineering. This report provides specific suggestions for changing the mindset of female students that will be useful to parents, teachers, professors and administrators. These include suggestions on: increasing spatial skills; educating female student on stereotype threat; helping girls understanding their tendency to self-assess more harshly than boys; and an educational mindset theory that has proven most effective in helping girls continue to succeed in STEM.
AAUW White Paper. Why So Few?: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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