Engaging more women and girls in mathematics and STEM fields: the international evidence

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Author: Roberts, Kelly


Women are under represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in education and employment, with gender disparity particularly apparent in disciplines such as mathematics, engineering and computing. This claim is well supported by the data. Only 28 per cent of the employed STEM-qualified Australians aged 15 years and over were female in 2011, with this figure as low as 14 per cent in the field of engineering. In the same year, only 33 per cent of tertiary qualifications were awarded to Australian women in STEM fields. Poor participation of girls in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Career development; Employment; Teaching and learning; Participation; Equity

Keywords: Career choice; Education

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Parkville, Victoria]: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, 2014

Physical description: [21] p.

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Also called: Engaging more women and girls in mathematics and science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields: the international evidence

On cover: Report prepared for the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 124.287

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