Breaking Through!

Breaking Through!

Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Book - 2016
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Mosatche, an executive and leadership coach, author, researcher, and advice columnist, et al. show parents how to help girls succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They address gender diversity in STEM; research on stereotypes about STEM and gender, bias and discrimination, types of programs, and the role of role models and mentors; advocacy, preparing girls to recognize and respond to gender bias, providing them with STEM experiences, and increasing access to role models; activities and guidelines; advocating the educational system to create gender neutral and STEM-rich classrooms and afterschool experiences, adaptations for students with disabilities, and support for the needs of gifted students; and advising daughters in college and beyond. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Provides parents with tips for keeping their daughters engaged in the fields of math, science, and technology as well as advocating for STEM-enriched classrooms and combating gender imbalance.

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Even with increased pressure to involve more girls in STEM areas in education, parents are often left wondering what they can do to encourage their daughter's love of science, math, and technology from fading. In Breaking Through! Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, topics ranging from how role models can make a difference to finding non-stereotypical toys and taking trips that inspire STEM discovery and engagement are illustrated with research evidence and real-life examples from girls and women. Regardless of a daughter's age (from birth to young adulthood), parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas. Whether they need to advocate for gender-neutral, STEM-enriched classrooms or want to encourage creative problem-solving and persistence in their daughters, readers will find ideas to take action to help the girls in their lives break through the barriers and achieve success in STEM.

Publisher: Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2016]
ISBN: 9781618215215
Branch Call Number: 507.1 Mosatche 2016
Characteristics: vii, 281 pages ; 23 cm


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