Reframing research, informing policy: Another view of women in the mathematics/science pipeline

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Abstract

In writing this chapter I had several purposes. One, I wanted to briefly outline the evolution of studies of students (and particularly women) in the mathematics/science pipeline. Next I suggest that taking a feminist but noncritical perspective does not necessarily illuminate the subject fully. To support that argument I briefly present the results of a study with a colleague conducted and analyzed from a feminist perspective. Next I reanalyze the data from a critical feminist perspective hoping that the research might be used to transform our ways of framing issues and policies affecting women. Finally, I suggest that others might find reanalysis of research useful, even as an exercise in reflexive research (Lather, 1991)—particularly with respect to conclusions drawn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFeminist Critical Policy Analysis II
Subtitle of host publicationA Perspective from Post-secondary Education
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages90-109
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)0203978803, 9781135714093
ISBN (Print)0750706554, 9780750706544
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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