Think engineer, think male?

TitleThink engineer, think male?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMale, SA, Bush, MB, Murray, K
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number44205115
KeywordsACTIVE , ACTIVE learning , competencies , Diversity , DIVERSITY in education , education , EDUCATION -- Curricula , educational , EDUCATIONAL programs , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching , engineering education , ENGINEERING students , gender , GENDER identity , STUDENTS , STUDENTS -- Rating of , Women , WOMEN in engineering
AbstractEngineering education needs to develop the competencies required for engineering work, and to attract and retain students from diverse backgrounds. This study sought to investigate the possibility that the perceived importance of competencies is subconsciously influenced by gender assumptions, and this may lead to a lowering in the status given to stereotypically feminine competencies.
NotesMale, Sally A. 1; Email Address: Bush, Mark B. 1 Murray, Kevin 2; Affiliation: 1: School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia 2: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia; Source Info: Oct2009, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p455; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: DIVERSITY in education; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Curricula; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL programs; Subject Term: ACTIVE learning; Subject Term: STUDENTS -- Rating of; Subject Term: GENDER identity; Author-Supplied Keyword: competencies; Author-Supplied Keyword: engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: women in engineering; Number of Pages: 10p; Document Type: Article
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