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'Getting Girls Into STEM by Improving Education for Everyone' by Asia A. Eaton

Asia A. Eaton, associate professor of psychology at Florida International University, writes the following for Psychology Today:

Although women make up about half of the U.S. workforce, they have long been underrepresented in many STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Given that boys and girls perform similarly in STEM, this means a lot of STEM talent is being left untapped. Until we are successful at including diverse women and girls in STEM, we will be unable to address STEM labor shortages or stay globally competitive in research and development. …

Various efforts have attempted to address these gender gaps in the last few decades, including the creation of STEM toys targeted at girls, large-scale research effortsgovernment funding, and afterschool programming. Despite this, the gaps haven’t narrowed as quickly as needed. …

Based on [my colleagues’ and my] review of macrosystem and microsystem factors that sustain gender-STEM inequities, we make several recommendations for K-12 STEM policy and practice to optimize success for all children.

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