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First Gender & STEM Network Conference, September 2012
The first Gender and STEM Educational and Occupational Pathways and Participation Network Conference was held on 5 & 6 September 2012 in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Professor Jacquelynne Eccles from the University of Michigan launched the Network at the conference. The conference brought together academics, teachers, policy makers, experts and the public to explore the missing pieces of the ‘jigsaw puzzle’: what do we not yet know that we need to, concerning girls/women and STEM?
The conference folder;
An overview/summary of the conference;
More about the keynote speakers;
More about the sessions and presentations;
Conference pictures (day 1 only);
Exchange of relevant research information
One of the goals of our Network is to inform each other about relevant new research results regarding Gender & STEM. There has been hardly any exchange so far. Maybe this is due to a lack of a dedicated functionality on the website. VHTO will add a new tab. Please send us the full title(s) and abstract(s) of your (recent) published articles or chapter(s) in handbooks, like:
Gendered motivational processes affecting high school mathematics participation, educational aspirations, and career plans: A comparison of samples from Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Authors: Watt, Shapka, Morris, Durik, Keating, & Eccles
Published: 2012; Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1594-1611
In this international, longitudinal study, we explored gender differences in, and gendered relationships among math-related motivations emphasized in the Eccles (Parsons) et al. (1983) expectancy-value framework, high school math participation, educational aspirations, and career plans. Read more
Titles and further abstracts will be placed on the Network website
Special issue International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology
The International Journal of Gender Science and Technology (GST) offered us to compile a special issue on Gender & STEM following the first Conference in Haarlem. Helen Watt of Monash University and Noortje Jansen of VHTO will be guest editors. The special issue is scheduled for Autumn 2013. More to follow.
The International Journal of GST is an open access, peer reviewed journal that welcomes contributions from practitioners, researchers and policy makers concerned with gender issues in and of science and technology, including engineering, construction and the built environment.
The Network has currently 56 members. Learn more about your fellow members and their research at the website
In October 2012 all Network members received a login and password for the Network Forum
. There are several discussion threads to follow. You can start a new thread as well. Please send an e-mail to Noortje Jansen (firstname.lastname@example.org
) if you want to receive your login.
The next Conference is scheduled for 2014. We invite all members to contribute ideas for content and for funding for this second Conference. Regarding the content, attendants of the first Conference in Haarlem suggested to focus on a few related topics, like: How can we improve the image of STEM in young people (children in primary education and students in secondary education), Which actors should be involved, To start at what age? And/or: What do policy-makers and project/program managers need to know to design effective policy measures, programs/projects? Please post your ideas on the forum.
The following upcoming conferences may be of interest to Network members:
AERA annual conference
27 April - 1 May 2013, San Francisco: www.aera.net
AARE annual conference
1-5 December 2013, Adelaide (Australia): www.aare.edu.au