Girls & Math/Science/Technology Education

Here are a couple of recent articles about girls and math/science/technology education:

International Day of the Girl: Why Science & Math Programs Matter

Make Britain Count: Are girls really worse at math than boys?

This is the White House outreach program to encourage girls in STEM education discussed in the online lecture.

Women’s athletics a battle for respect

Here’s a great example of how girls can see a variety of role models (cognitive development) through greater exposure to female athletes.  This also demonstrates how institutions (US government/laws) influence gendered norms.  With the introduction of Title IX, gendered norms of femininity started to change as more and more girls became athletes.