'They're not girly girls': an exploration of quantitative and qualitative data on engineering and gender in higher education
journal contributionposted on 12.06.2015, 10:42 by Sarah BarnardSarah Barnard, Tarek HassanTarek Hassan, B Bagilhole, Andrew Dainty
Despite sustained efforts to promote engineering careers to young women, it remains the most male-dominated academic discipline in Europe. This paper will provide an overview of UK data and research on women in engineering higher education, within the context of Europe. Comparisons between data from European countries representing various regions of Europe will highlight key differences and similarities between these nations in terms of women in engineering. Also, drawing on qualitative research the paper will explore UK students' experiences of gender, with a particular focus on the decision to study engineering and their experiences in higher education. © 2012 Copyright SEFI.
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