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Girls, Women and Mathematics in Spain A gender study on teaching, learning and research in Mathematics Sara Silvestre and Mario Barajas University of Barcelona Department of Didactics and Educational Organisation
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Background: Girls, Women and Maths in Spain more girls than boys enroll in Science studies; more girls than boys enroll in Mathematics at university (50% first year; 60% of the graduated are women); BUT minor presence of women in technical or technological studies, being Computer Science the study with less women vocational studies continue the traditional sexist roles: boys choose those specialties traditionally regarded as masculine; girls choose those traditionally regarded as feminine.
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Empirical study Empirical study undertaken in different schools and universities spread all around the country. Five different groups were selected to undertake the study: secondary teachers researchers and university teachers policy makers, secondary school students university students. The study was based on a total of 56 personal interviews.
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Study 1: Secondary School Students
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Study 1: Secondary School Students Personal interest as the main reason for their choice of studies/career. Care more about their results, compare them with friends, and help each other. Most girls knew in primary school whether or not they were good at maths. Maths courses will help them with their other subjects, and will allow them to pursue the career they want. But a few said they really like the subject itself.
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Girls think they are harder workers. Interested in humanities and arts subjects that give them contact with people. Nobody reports sexism from teachers in the classroom. Most students don’t have any preference regarding teachers’ gender, . Girls don’t want to become mathematicians
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