Girls, Equity and STEM in Informal Learning Settings: A Review of Literature

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Resource Type:
Literature Review | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Resource Centers and Networks
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Education and learning science | Engineering | Geoscience and geography | Mathematics | Social science and psychology | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Women and Girls
MEM & Associates
Description or Abstract: 

The Girls RISEnet project convened an international community to explore the role of science centers in issues of gender equity in STEM learning. This effort resulted in two major products, including this international literature review that synthesizes what is known about how science centers and museums contribute to girls' engagement with STEM, summarizes what is useful for practice, and identifies gaps in the research. In addition, an international survey identified common global themes and issues and began to outline opportunities for science centers and museums to advance gender equity.

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Team Members

Mary Ellen MunleyMary Ellen MunleyAuthor
Charles RossiterCharles RossiterAuthor

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