- Myth 1: From the time they start school, most girls are less interested in science than boys are.
- Myth 2: Classroom interventions that work to increase girls’ interest in STEM run the risk of turning off the boys.
- Myth 3: Science and math teachers are no longer biased toward their male students.
- Myth 4: When girls just aren’t interested in science, parents can’t do much to motivate them.
- Myth 5: At the college level, changing the STEM curriculum runs the risk of watering down important “sink or swim” coursework.
LiveScience details why each is a myth, and shows how gender acculturation continues to act insidiously in the attrition of girls and women from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) areas of learning. Fascinating reading.
Via Amy G. Dala