Perceptions of engineering from female secondary college students in regional Victoria

Darby, Linda, Hall, Stephen, Dowling, Kim and Kentish, Barry 2007, Perceptions of engineering from female secondary college students in regional Victoria, in AAEE 2003 : Sustainable engineering education : Proceedings of the 2003 Australasian Association for Engineeering Education Conference, Australasian Association for Engineeering Education, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 507-516.

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Title Perceptions of engineering from female secondary college students in regional Victoria
Author(s) Darby, Linda
Hall, Stephen
Dowling, Kim
Kentish, Barry
Conference name Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Conference (2003 : Melbourne, Victoria )
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 29 Sept.-1 Oct. 2003
Title of proceedings AAEE 2003 : Sustainable engineering education : Proceedings of the 2003 Australasian Association for Engineeering Education Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference
Start page 507
End page 516
Total pages 10
Publisher Australasian Association for Engineeering Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) women in engineering
perceptions of engineers
promoting engineering
regional universities
Summary Survey and focus group interviews with female students in regional Victoria resulted in identification of four perceived barriers that influence them to exclude engineering as a career choice. These barriers were identified as a lack of interest in the perceived image, a lack of knowledge, a traditionally maledominated industry, and limited recognisable role models. This paper reports on what Year 10 females are saying about the barriers and, consequently, how engineering can be promoted to overcome these barriers.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052017

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
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