By Tiffany K. Wayne
Even more than a "Who's Who," this exhaustive two-volume encyclopedia examines the numerous achievements of twentieth century American ladies around the sciences in mild of the old and cultural components that affected their schooling, employment, and learn possibilities. With insurance that features a variety of scientists operating at the present time, the encyclopedia indicates simply how a lot the sciences have developed as a qualified choice for girls, from the sunrise of the twentieth century to the present.
American girls of technology considering 1900 specializes in 500 of the twentieth century's such a lot impressive American girls scientists—many missed, undervalued, or just now not popular. furthermore, it bargains person gains on 50 diverse clinical disciplines (Women in Astronomy, etc.), in addition to essays on balancing profession and family members, ladies and technological know-how schooling, and different sociocultural subject matters. Readers will come upon a few remarkable medical minds at paintings, getting a feeling of the hindrances they confronted because the medical group confronted the questions of feminism and gender confronting the country as a whole.
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It is, of course, not surprising that the issues and messages of the culture at large are magniﬁed in the home, and that the attitudes of parents are some of the most inﬂuential on young girls. Still, increasing numbers of girls are taking higher-level math and science in high school. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, in 2005, some 42% of twelfth-grade girls had taken both biology and chemistry, and 29% had taken biology, chemistry, and physics, slight jumps from just a few years earlier (Hall 2007, 20).
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