Re-engineering Female Friendly Science

Series: Athene S.
Sue Rosser's pioneering 1990 work Female Friendly Science introduced feminist teaching methods to maths and science education and gave us a six-stage model for transforming curricula to attract and retain women in science, engineering and mathematics programmes. So successful was this new pedagogical paradigm that its reforms were assimilated into mainstream science education but, ironically, sacrificed their appeal to women in the process. Now, in this study, Rosser revisits the feminist origins of curriculum transformation and puts the gender back in gender equity.