Title:  Encouraging Girls in Math and Science: IES Practice Guide
Description: This NCER Practice Guide is the second in a series of IES guides in education. Developed by a panel of experts, this guide brings together the best available evidence and expertise to provide educators with specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations on how to encourage girls in the fields of math and science. The objective is to provide teachers with specific recommendations that can be carried out in the classroom without requiring systemic change. Other school personnel having direct contact with students, such as coaches, counselors, and principals may also find the guide useful. The guide offers five recommendations and indicates the quality of the evidence that supports the recommendations. Together, the recommendations make a coherent statement: To encourage girls in math and science, educators need to strengthen girls' beliefs about their abilities in math and science, spark and maintain greater interest in these subject areas, and build associated skills.
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Cover Date: September 2007
Web Release: September 28, 2007
Publication #: NCER 20072003
Center/Program: NCER
Associated Centers: NCEE, WWC
Authors: Diane F. Halpern (Chair), Claremont McKenna College; Joshua Aronson, New York University; Nona Reimer, John Malcom Elementary School, California, California State University, Fullerton; Sandra Simpkins, Arizona State University; Jon R. Star, Harvard University; Kathryn Wentzel, University of Maryland, College Park.
Type of Product: Practice Guide
Questions: For questions about the content of this Practice Guide, please contact:
Elizabeth Albro.