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Women in the Geosciences

Practical, Positive Practices Toward Parity

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Read an interview with the author: "Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences" The geoscience workforce has a lower proportion of women compared to the general population of the United States and compared to many other STEM fields. This volume explores issues pertaining to gender parity in the geosciences, and sheds light on some of the best practices that increase participation by women and promote parity. Volume highlights include: Lessons learned from NSF-ADVANCE Data on gender composition of faculty at top earth science institutions in the US Implicit bias and gender as a social structure Strategies for institutional change Dual career couples Family friendly policies Role of mentoring Career advancement for women Recruiting diverse faculty Models of institutional transformation Women in the Geosciences is a valuable contribution to the existing literature on gender issues in STEM disciplines. It focuses specifically on the geosciences, with a goal to spreading awareness on the best practices for gender parity in academic geoscience departments. Geoscientists, policymakers, educators and administrators could all greatly benefit from the contents of this volume.

Product code: 9781119067856

ISBN 9781119067856
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H227xW158xS13
On Sale Date 15/05/2015
Series Special Publications
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Read an interview with the author: "Working Toward Gender Parity in the Geosciences" The geoscience workforce has a lower proportion of women compared to the general population of the United States and compared to many other STEM fields.