Title

Academia's Glass Ceiling

Document Type

Article

Department

Educational Studies (CGU)

Publication Date

3-2005

Disciplines

Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Disability and Equity in Education | Higher Education and Teaching | Science and Mathematics Education | Women's Studies

Abstract

Comments on a statement of Harvard University president Lawrence Summers wherein he speculated that the underrepresentation of women faculty in science and engineering may have resulted from innate biological differences between the genders. Reasons the statements are disturbing; Impact of programs to confront the negative expectations and prejudicial beliefs on male and female achievement gap; Evidence of the glass ceiling encountered by women in the academia.

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