Sunday, June 17, 2007

Dads, Daughters and Math

Excerpts from:
How Dads influence their daughters' interest in math

“[W]omen are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math graduate programs and in careers based on those disciplines."

“They found that parents provided more math-supportive environments for their sons than for their daughters, including buying more math and science toys for the boys. They also spent more time on math and science activities with their sons than with their daughters.”

[Researchers] “also found that parents' attitudes, particularly stereotypes they hold about whether math and science are more important for boys than for girls, have a significant effect on their children's later math achievement, and even on their eventual career choices.”

article here

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