Building bridges between psychological science and education: cultural stereotypes, STEM, and equity

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Author: Master, Allison; Meltzoff, Andrew N.

Abstract:

There is a gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This presents a worldwide problem of inequity. Sociocultural stereotypes associating STEM with males act as barriers that prevent girls from developing interests in STEM. This article aims to show that we can increase equity and enhance outcomes for a broader number of children around the world by integrating psychological and educational science. The article discusses four strands of research in an effort to build a bridge between psychological science and educational practice and policy. First,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Skills and knowledge; Culture and society; Participation; Equity

Keywords: Equal opportunity; Equal treatment; Social aspects; Barrier; Skill development

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2016

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Also called: Building bridges between psychological science and education: cultural stereotypes, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and equity

Journal volume: 46

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2016

Pages: pp. 215-234

ISSN: 0033-1538, 1573-9090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.313

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