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Examining Gender (In-)Equality in German Engineering: Considering the Importance of Interest, Perceptions, and Choice
Dusdal, Jennifer mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Social Sciences (DSOC) >]
Fernandez, Frank [The University of Mississippi]
Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Policy, Institutional Culture, and Individual Choice
Ro, Hyun Kyoung
Fernandez, Frank
House, Brittany
Routledge Research in STEM Education
New York
[en] STEM ; engineering ; Germany ; leaky pipeline ; educational decisions ; science capacity
[en] Germany leads Europe in producing and publishing STEM scholarship. We consider how Germany’s higher education prepares its STEM workforce with a focus on ways gender inequality persists in undergraduate engineering education. In this chapter, we analyse panel data from the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) to examine the interests, perceptions, and choices of women who ultimately decide not to study engineering. We identify reasons why women may choose not to pursue engineering education and offer implications for recruiting women into engineering. Finally, we highlight promising policies and practices to attract women into STEM.
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