Making Science Fair: How Can We Achieve Equal Opportunity for Men and Women in Science?

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Juni 2007





Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Why are so few women in the STEM fields? Chapter 4 The mismeasure of scientific productivity Chapter 5 New ways of conceptualizing scientific productivity Chapter 6 Conclusions and policy recommendations Part 7 Appendix One: Measuring research productivity in a gender neutral way Part 8 Appendix Two: Data comparing countries in respect to women researchers Part 9 Index Part 10 About the Author


Robert Leslie Fisher was educated in New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School, a special school for science oriented students, and has degrees in Sociology from City College of New York (B.A. cum laude) and Columbia University (M. Philosophy). Before embarking on a career as an independent scholar, Mr. Fisher had a varied career in New York State government as a criminal justice planner, research contracts officer, and program evaluator. He is also the author of The Research Productivity of Scientists: How Gender, Organization Culture, and the Problem Choice Process Influence the Productivity of Scientists, published by University Press of America (2005).


Worth reading. Summing Up: Recommended. CHOICE, January 2008 Independent scholar Fisher has startling facts and figures and asserts that at least part of the problem in attracting and retaining new scientists is that women are openly discouraged in the classroom, in the lab, and in the boardroom. He finds that filling the "scientist gap" requires taking a hard look at universities that cater exclusively to white males and a "publish or perish" academic system in which having a female first name will guarantee you will perish. Scitech Book News
EAN: 9780761837954
ISBN: 0761837957
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 114 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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