Women in science and engineering: choices for success
Selby, Cecily Cannan
Quelle: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 869 (1999) , XIX, 263 S.
Inhalt: "Participants and presenters from industry, universities, and government, corporate
and academic institutions report on the 'best practices' that foster women's science
careers. The papers assess whether, where, and how progress has taken place in the
25 years since the Academy held a conference entitled 'Women in Science: Determinants
of Success' that recommended ways of accelerating it, as well as goals for this century.
The shared perspective of the conference was that diversity must be abetted by substantive
changes in the attitudes, policies, and practices that inform how we educate the workforce
and how the science workplace is managed." (author's abstract)|
A study on the status of women faculty in science at MIT : how a committee on women faculty came to be established by the dean of the School
of Science, what the committee and the dean learned and accomplished, and recommendations
for the future
Quelle: The MIT Faculty Newsletter, Vol. 11 (1999) No. 4, S. 1-15
Women in science: an exploratory analysis of trends in the United States
Link, Albert N.; Link J. R.
Quelle: Science and public policy : journal of the Science Policy Foundation, Vol. 26 (1999) No. 6, S. 437-442
Inhalt: "The number and percentage of degrees awarded to women by US academic institutions has increased since 1996. This paper explores three economic factors associated with these observed trends: the establishment and growth of public policies designed and initiated to encourage women to enter graduate studies in science; specific unexpected events that bring widespread attention to the accomplishments of women in science; and financial incentives to encourage the pursuit of a science-related career. The findings suggest that all three factors are significant." (author's abstract)
Schlagwörter:USA; Akademikerin; Nordamerika
CEWS Kategorie:Statistik und statistische Daten, Hochschulen
CEWS Kategorie:Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Vereinbarkeit Familie-Beruf
Quelle: The science teacher : publication of the National Science Teachers Association, Vol. 65 (1998) No. 3, S. 28-31
Inhalt: "In the early 1900s, researchers at the Harvard College Observatory conducted an astonishing amount of astronomical research. A handful of women were integral to this research. Describes the professional lives and scientific findings of five of these women scientists at Harvard to inspire students. Classroom activities are included." (author's abstract)
Negotiating the glass ceiling : careers of senior women in the academic world
David, Miriam; Woodward, Diana
Quelle: London: Falmer Press, 1998. VI, 216 S.
Inhalt: "Why is it that in many universities the number of women professors can literally be counted on the fingers of one hand, while the men number in the hundreds? Why are women academics so relatively disadvantaged and men so firmly in control?In an attempt to find answers to these questions, Negotiating the Glass Ceiling gathers together the unique personal reflections of sixteen eminent women working in higher education across the world. These reflections document some of the changing patterns of women's lives in higher education since the war, a time of massive social change within higher education itself, as well as in women's lives outside higher education. They also illustrate that the changes that have occurred have been hard won and not without consequencesfor the women involved. The book is divided into three sections. The first four accounts provide an international perspective, followed by six pioneering women's accounts of transforming academe. The last section contains varied accounts of women still developing their careers in the 'man-centred university' sector. All these stories bear witness to the wide tapestry of cultural, socio-economic andeducational change and how they have been experienced within the field of higher education by this unique blend of challenging women. As we move towards the millenium, what lessons can we draw about the future from them?" (authors' abstract)
CEWS Kategorie:Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, Wissenschaft als Beruf
Women scientists and engineers employed in industry : why so few? : a report based on a conference ; Ad hoc Panel on Industry Committee on Women in Science and Engineering Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, National Research Council
National Research Council -NRC-
Quelle: National Research Council -NRC-; Washington: National Academy Press, 1994. XI, 130 S.