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  • Sullivan, Amanda (Amanda Alzena), author.
     
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  • Science -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- United States.
     
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  • Girls -- Education (Early childhood) -- United States.
     
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  • Sex differences in education.
     
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    Breaking the STEM stereotype : reaching girls in early childhood / Amanda Alzena Sullivan.
    by Sullivan, Amanda (Amanda Alzena), author.
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    Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishign Group, Incorporated, [2019]
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  • Science -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- United States.
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  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- United States.
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  • Girls -- Education (Early childhood) -- United States.
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  • Sex differences in education.
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    9781475842043 (
    147584204X (hardcover)
    9781475842050
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    xxviii, 157 pages ; 24 cm
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    Introduction: Female underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) - and what we can do about it -- Part I. The great gender divide in STEM: -- 1. Engineering girls with STEM before second grade makes a difference -- 2. Crush the "girls are bad at math" myth -- 3. Celebrate women in science -- 4. Grow the number of women in technology and engineering -- Part II. Stereotypes are everywhere (And it's becoming a real issues): -- 5. What to know about gender identity and stereotypes in early childhood -- 6. Ensuring girls overcome stereotype threat -- 7. The blue aisle versus the pink aisle: the influence of media, advertising, and toy companies -- 8. The important impact of parents, teachers, and other role models -- Part III. Break the STEM stereotype in early childhood: -- 9. Tools, games, and products to engage girls in Pre-K through early elementary school -- 10. Creat engaging STEM activities for young girls -- 11. Simple things adults can do -- 12. bByond early childhood -- Conclusion: Imagining the scientists and engineers of the future -- Appendix A: -- Gender divide in a STEM factsheet -- Appendix B: -- STEM career examples -- Appendix C: -- Planning sheet for educators: designing STEAM curriculum to engage girls -- Appendix D: -- STEM picture books.
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    Men continue to outnumber women in numerous technical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields such as, engineering and computer science. Prior work demonstrates the importance of introducing girls to STEM content early on, before gender stereotypes are ingrained. However, many parents and teachers are not sure how to do this in a developmentally appropriate and playful way.
    Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Childhood by Dr. Amanda Sullivan, Ph.D. explores the various social, cultural, and psychological reasons behind the persistent gender disparity between men and women in STEM fields. By explaining the powerful role of stereotypes, the media, and experiences with peers and adults during the foundational early childhood years, this book builds the case of early childhood being a critical time in development to reach girls. Breaking the STEM Stereotype is set up in three parts. Part 1 provides the current state of the gender divide in each aspect of STEM and explores why early childhood is a critical time to address this divide. Part 2 explores gender identity development and gender stereotypes as well as the influences of the media, advertising, and adult and peer role models on young children. Finally, Part 3 arms readers with the knowledge they need to dispel gender stereotypes in STEM. It provides suggestions on tools, technologies, and kits that can be used with young girls beginning in pre-kindergarten. It provides materials needed to design effective curricula and activities to engage girls with STEM in playful ways that build on their personal interests. (Publisher)
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