Tag: gender studies

Mentors Help Create A Sustainable Pipeline For Women In STEM

Mentors Help Create A Sustainable Pipeline For Women In STEM

by Bonnie Marcus Women make up about half of the workforce in America, but they only represent 24% of the workforce in STEM fields. Why should we care? First and foremost, this statistic calls attention to an untapped potential; talent that we need in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to remain competitive from […]

News Flash: Boys and Girls Take Different Paths to Empathy

News Flash: Boys and Girls Take Different Paths to Empathy

Van der Graaff, J., Branje, S., De Wied, M., Hawk, S., Van Lier, P. & Meeus, W. (2014). Perspective taking and empathic concern in adolescence: Gender differences in developmental changes. Developmental Psychology, (3), 881-888. doi: 10.1037/a0034325 By Tara Kuther Empathy, the capacity to take another person’s perspective and appreciate their emotion, is thought to increase over […]

Stanford University study shows that lower achieving students are assigned less experienced teachers
By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Stanford University study shows that lower achieving students are assigned less experienced teachers

Rachel OBrien-Stanford STANFORD (US) — A study of a major urban school district reveals that high-achieving students tend to get the best teachers, leaving others to less experienced instructors. Even within the same school, lower-achieving students often are taught by less-experienced teachers, as well as by teachers who received their degrees from less-competitive colleges, according […]

A mentoring programme opens new career paths for girls in South Africa
By October 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

A mentoring programme opens new career paths for girls in South Africa

From Unicef By Emma de Villiers PRETORIA, South Africa, 10 October 2013 – The young woman’s smile lights up as she puts on the white lab coat she has grown used to wearing every day. As Nokulunga ‘Nonku’ Dladla leaves her apartment dressed for class, the 19-year-old student knows that every day brings her one […]

Matching by Race and Gender in STEM-based Mentoring Relationships
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Matching by Race and Gender in STEM-based Mentoring Relationships

Blake-Beard, S. (2011)., Matching by Race and Gender in Mentoring Relationships: Keeping our Eyes on the Prize.  Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 67, No. 3, 2011, pp. 622–643 Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard, whose work focuses on college and graduate student mentoring, opens her piece by noting that it is often difficult to pinpoint all the factors that […]

★ Professor Nichole Pinkard
By September 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

★ Professor Nichole Pinkard

Rethinking Mentorship, Learning Pathways in a Networked Age A Few Moments with Nichole Pinkard, Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University from the Digital Media and Youth Hub   As founder of the Digital Youth Network, a digital literacy program for Chicago youth that incorporates both in-school and […]

Boys’ Friendships During Adolescence: Intimacy, Desire, and Loss.
By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Boys’ Friendships During Adolescence: Intimacy, Desire, and Loss.

Way, N. (2013)., Boys’ Friendships During Adolescence: Intimacy, Desire, and Loss.  Journal of Research on Adolescence. In this piece, NYU Professor Niobe Way reviews findings from more than twenty years of research on  boys’ friendships. Way pits cultural stereotypes and assumptions about boy’s friendships against her fascinating observations.  According to her studies, more than 85% […]

Mentoring teenage girls: ‘Watching them develop in confidence is amazing’
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Mentoring teenage girls: ‘Watching them develop in confidence is amazing’

An initiative by teachers to connect teens with successful female mentors is already paying off – but it needs more cash by Janet Murray reprinted from The Guardian, Monday 2 September 2013 14.45 EDT Educated in a run-down part of Portsmouth, Becca Dean thought little would surprise her about teaching at an inner-city girls’ school. But taking […]