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Building Islands of Expertise in Everyday Family Activity

Do parents explain more often to boys than girls in science museums? This report suggests the possibility that parents who engage with informal science environments with their children, may be unintentionally contributing to a gender gap in children's STEM literacy.

Author RISEnet Member Contributor
Crowley et al., 2001 Anna Simmons
Date Tags
January 23, 2012 Informal Learning-Education, STEM, Research-Report
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