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Pushing for gender equality in higher ed leadership

Pushing for gender equality in higher ed leadership | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

In 2018, women have galvanized en masse demanding gender equality in the workplace, which has sparked discussions in every industry. 
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The author points out the real issue: It may take generations before women can reach parity in higher ed leadership (and just as long if not longer, in the corporate world). 

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Research: Boosting Number of Girls in Math Class Can Improve Test Results 

Research: Boosting Number of Girls in Math Class Can Improve Test Results  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Does gender composition and peer achievement in high school make a difference to math test scores or school attendance?
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Interesting-more girls in math class not only improves girls scores but boys as well..

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7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay) -- THE Journal

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay) -- THE Journal | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.
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I agree, coupling STEAM with STEM is a smart tactic and being upfront about the diversity issues girls, women and women of color face..

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Makerspaces and Gender | Confessions of a Community College Dean

Makerspaces and Gender | Confessions of a Community College Dean | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Creativity for everyone.

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Making Makerspaces fun for everyone... 

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Study says students rate men more highly than women even when they're teaching identical courses

Study says students rate men more highly than women even when they're teaching identical courses | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Study says students rate male instructors more highly than women even when they're teaching identical courses.
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Ugh-another reason student eval's should not be used in promotion/compensation decisions..it would be interesting to know if male/female students differ in how they evaluate male/female professors..

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6 Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality In Your Classroom 

6 Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality In Your Classroom  | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

 As young children begin to notice the differences in social expectations for gender roles, the ways teachers interact with students stand to have a great impact on their ability to participate in their education. 

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Sounds practical

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Research: Facebook Gender and Cyberbullying Targets

Research: Facebook Gender and Cyberbullying Targets | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Female university students are more likely to be ridiculed online about their sexual activity, and men are more likely to be bullied about their sexual orientation and whether they’re skilled or talented enough at sports and hobbies, a new study has found. A new study out of the University of Puget Sound, led by Nicholas Brody, an assistant professor in communication studies, examined nearly 500 instances of cyberbullying on Facebook.
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Unfortunately, some things haven't changed-women are still being bullied (online) about their "social" life, and men about their sexual orientation and "sports" skills 

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Study finds bias in how male students view female STEM students

Study finds bias in how male students view female STEM students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Do the biology students celebrated (perhaps undeservingly) for their intellect always seem to be male? A new study says the answer lies in gender bias.

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Ouch!

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