Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Science gender study

Stereotypes still keep girls out of math, sciencesIn elementary school, 66% of girls and 68% of boys report liking science, but as they become more aware of stereotypes in later grades, twice as many boys express interest in math and science careers as do girls. Five common myths persist vis-a-vis girls' preferences and strengths when it comes to scientific subject matter, according to the National Science Foundation's Research on Gender in Science and Engineering program. MSNBC/LiveScience (8/27)

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