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Literature Review

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

August 1, 2013 | Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Public Programs

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.


  • Mary Ellen Munley
    MEM & Associates
  • Charles Rossiter
    MEM & Associates
  • Citation


    Funding Program: GSE
    Award Number: 0937245
    Funding Amount: 2599849
    Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | Geoscience and geography | Mathematics | Social science and psychology | Technology
    Audience: Evaluators | Museum/ISE Professionals | Youth/Teen (up to 17)
    Environment Type: Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks | Resource Centers and Networks | Public Programs
    Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls

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