id: 06479482
dt: j
an: 2015f.00137
au: Whiteley, Walter
ti: Differential interest of women among areas of mathematics and statistics.
so: Philos. Math. Educ. J. 28, 8 p., electronic only (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education,
Exeter
la: EN
cc: C25 A45 C65
ut: women and mathematics; academic careers; choices; motivation; pure
mathematics; female mathematicians; higher education; universities;
difference between subfields of mathematical sciences; female labor
force participation; research; discrimination; gender differences
ci:
li: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome28/Whiteley%20%20Differential%20Interest%20of%20Women%20in%20Mathematics%20and%20Statistics.docx
ab: Summary: Reflecting on the differential participation of women in diverse
areas of mathematics and statistics, including mathematics education,
we propose that one key difference is how the subfields respond to
studentsâ€™ motivation to make a difference to people in the world.
Although significant data suggests that women are major participants in
some areas of the mathematical sciences, concerns continue to be
expressed that women are not generally participating in the
mathematical sciences, sometimes drawing on myths or local cultural
artifacts in the data. There is room for change â€’ and there are
reasons to celebrate.
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