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The Women in STEM Knowledge Center (WSKC) is a knowledge repository consisting of over 2,00 resource annotations accessible to a global audience.

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Resource Title: "Best Practices" in Student Support Services: A Study of Five Exemplary Sites. Followup Study of Student Support Services Programs
Description/Annotation: Investigates Student Support Services (SSS), a special program for disadvantaged students, using case studies of five colleges varying in geography, size, and student demographics. Discusses common practices and delivery of services. Academics and government agencies providing support for programs to improve the college experience for disadvantaged students would be interested in the results of this study.
Author Last Name: Muraskin
Author First Name: Lana
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education
Publisher Location: Washington, D.C.
Publication Date: 1997, Aug
Page Numbers: Jan-71
Source: ERIC
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale
Link to Additional Source Material: Outside Link to Resource
Resource Title: "Designed to Inspire"
Description/Annotation: Powerpoint from 2009 webinar by Thea Sahr, Associate Director, Educational Outreach, WGBH providing information about free resources you can use in your K-12 outreach programs to unleash kids' ingenuity and get them thinking like engineers. Webinar features public television's Curious George, Design Squad, and FETCH with Ruff Ruffman.
Author Last Name: Sahr
Author First Name: Thea
Publisher: WEPAN
Publication Date: 2009, Mar
Source: WEPAN
Link Type: Powerpoint presentation
Link to Additional Source Material: Outside Link to Resource
Resource Title: "Doing it the hard way": Investigations of Gender and Technology
Description/Annotation: This book is a collection of the works of Sally Hacker plus a series of interviews by sociologist-feminist Dorothy Smith. It explores Sally Hacker's integration of research with feminist activism.
Author Last Name: Hacker
Author First Name: Sally
Publisher: Unwin Hyman
Publisher Location: Boston
Publication Date: 1990
Database Name: Worldcat
Link Type: Library catalog, Available for sale
Link to Additional Source Material: Outside Link to Resource
Resource Title: "FAILING GIRLS": Understanding Connections among Identity Negotiation, Personal Relevance, and Engagement in Science Learning from Underachieving Girls
Description/Annotation: This qualitative, exploratory investigation examines engagement in science learning among five underachieving high school girls. Data sources include in-depth interviews, classroom observations, and teacher surveys. The girls were asked to describe engagement within three learning contexts: science class, a favorite class, and an extracurricular activity. From the girls' voices emerge three themes reflecting the centrality of self: "who I am," "who I am becoming," and "the importance of relationships." It is important that these themes of self and of identity negotiation are integrated with the ways these girls find learning personally relevant. One pattern of extracurricular engagement and two patterns of science engagement (integrated and situational) are described. This study attempts to expand the dialogue around the relationships between identity, relevance, and engagement among underachieving girls and suggests ways in which curriculum can be grounded in students' lives and developing identities.
Author Last Name: Thompson
Author First Name: Jessica J.
Additional Author: Windschitti
: Mark
Publication Date: 2005
Page Numbers: 26-Jan
Publication Title: Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Source: Begell House
Link Type: Abstract, Available for sale
Link to Additional Source Material: Outside Link to Resource

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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