Explanation Illustration Intervention
General Middle School High School Undergraduate
The high school years are important because by the end of that time more your women than men have opted out of math and science studies
The critical high school years
Event though women are making strides in some areas of science, their participation in computer science is declining. For example, girls tend to opt out of advanced high school computing courses.
COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPUTING AND MENTORING PARTNERSHIP
GRADE LEVEL: HIGH SCHOOL
“From early adolescence, girls show less interest in math or science careers,” (Andre, Whigham, Hendrickson, et al., 1999; Herbert and Stipek, 2005; Jacobs, Lanza, Osgood, et al., 2002; Simpkins and Davis-Kean, 2005; and Wigfield, Eccles Mac Iver, et al, 1991) as cited in “Encouraging Girls in Math and Science” Institute of Educational Sciences Practice Guide. U.S. Department of Education, p. 6.