Barriers to participation in engineering and the value of interventions to improve diversity


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Author: Corrigan, Deborah; Aikens, Kathleen


Despite considerable effort, there is still much to be done to improve girls' participation in [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] STEM education and careers. The Engineering for Australia Taskforce has appreciated the need to act based on four issues they have identified: (1) Engineering enrolments do not reflect the diversity of the Australian population, particularly gender diversity; (2) Engineering has a low visibility in schools (and in society generally); (3) Despite numerous outreach and engagement programs and initiatives, gender parity in undergraduate enrolments...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Participation; Students; Research

Keywords: Aspirations; Career choice; Training participation rate; Barrier; Diversity; Literature review; Recommendations

Published: Clayton, Victoria: Monash University, 2020

Physical description: 30 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 139.603

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