The equity equation: fostering the advancement of women in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering

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Jossey-Bass Publishers, Mar 13, 1996 - Education - 353 pages
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"The Equity Equation deals candidly, thoroughly, and objectively with issues for women in science, engineering, and mathematics?This much-needed study not only investigates the institutional causes of gAnder inequity, but lays out the research, policy, and programs needed to change the status quo."
-- James Duderstadt, president, University of Michigan and former member, National Science Board

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Contents

Policies to Promote Women in Science
1
Myths and Realities of Womens Progress
29
Science Education
57
Developing Scientific Talent in
96
The Graduate Experience in the Sciences and
122
Examining Womens Progress in the Sciences
163
Program and Curricular Interventions
232
Women Academia and Careers in Science
265
Women Scientists in Industry
290
Ensuring Educational and Career Equity
321
Name Index
335
Subject Index
345
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About the author (1996)

CINDA-SUE DAVIS directs the University of Michigan Women in Science and Engineering Program ANGELA B. GINORIO is the director of the Northwest Center for research on Women at the University of Washington. CAROL S. HOLLENSHEAD is director of the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women and University of Michigan Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Women's Issues. BARBARA B. LAZARUS has teaching appointments in the History Department and the Heinz School of Urban and Public Affairs at Carnegie-Mellon University. PAULA M. RAYMAN is director of the Public Policy Institute at Radcliffe College.

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