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Study: A given discipline's perceived gender bias -- not math -- is biggest predictor of whether women major in it

Study: A given discipline's perceived gender bias -- not math -- is biggest predictor of whether women major in it | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Study finds that a given discipline's perceived gender bias plays the biggest role in whether women choose to major in it.
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The researchers suggested studying both male and female student perceptions of college majors...

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Facebook and Microsoft may have no gender pay gap, but Silicon Valley has work to do

Facebook and Microsoft may have no gender pay gap, but Silicon Valley has work to do | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Yet another study shows women are still making less than men in tech.
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At the end of the article, it pointed out that Facebook and Microsoft didn't mention their lack of racial diversity..and unfortunately, many women are leaving tech due to a brick wall they face down the line...ugh!  

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Research: Oxford U. confronting STEM gender gap through extended exam time

Research: Oxford U. confronting STEM gender gap through extended exam time | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Education advocates have long discussed the importance of closing not only gender, but socioeconomic and racial gaps in the STEM education to career pipeline, particularly as the workforce demands a greater pool of diverse talent with technical expertise.
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Interesting research results-Oxford is going to continue to research the effects of extended exam time for ALL STEM students..

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Can Teaching Spatial Skills Help Bridge the STEM Gender Gap?

Can Teaching Spatial Skills Help Bridge the STEM Gender Gap? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Many girls are encouraged to pursue STEM studies, but they can sometimes lack the spatial skills needed to excel. One professor created a training program  .....

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Do I ever need this!

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