Encouraging Interest in STEM
There has been a lot of talk about lack of women representation and/or interest in STEM subjects.
This is also reflected in the STEM related jobs. This piece talks about how teacher biases towards girls during the early schooling years can have a profound effect on their interest in math and science. We know the teaching method a particular educator can make a huge different in the way student comprehend the material. The piece also argues that socio-economic status is another important factor in girls' interest in STEM. Female students from low-income families tend to have even less interest in STEM. What role can schools and the private sector play in bucking this trend?