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Breaking the Barriers: Helping Female and Minority Students Succeed in Mathematics and Science

Breaking the Barriers: Helping Female and Minority Students Succeed in Mathematics and Science

Beatriz Chu Clewell, Bernice Taylor Anderson, Margaret E. Thorpe

ISBN: 978-1-555-42482-4

Nov 1992

352 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$59.00

Description

Breaking the Barriers shows how increased career awareness and exposure to mentors and role models can help students see science and math-related careers as desirable and viable options. It explains how test preparation, activity-based instruction, cooperative learning, and tutoring can help to improve academic outcomes.
Part One: Promoting Participation in Mathematics and Science
1. Identifying Barriers to Female and Minority Participation
2. Breaking the Barriers: The Critical Middle School Years
Part Two: Effective Intervention Strategies
3. Changing Student Attitudes Toward Mathematics and Science
4. Improving Academic Performance
Part Three: Intervention Models
5. Conceptualizing Programs: A Systems Approach
6. Determining Program Outcomes
Part Four: Guidelines for Successful Implementation
7. Planning and Developing Programs
8. Funding, Managing, and Evaluating Programs
9. Disseminating and Institutionalizing Programs
AppAndixes: A. Case Studies: Ten Effective Programs B. Resources: List of Programs and Materials C. Research on Inequities in Mathematics and Science