Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (2):295-301 (2010)

Cynthia Townley
Macquarie University
This paper investigates reasons for practices and policies that are designed to promote higher levels of enrolment by women in scientific disciplines. It challenges the assumptions and problematic arguments of a recent article questioning their legitimacy. Considering the motivations for and merits of such programs suggests a practical response to the question of whether there should be programs to attract female science and engineering students.
Keywords Gender equality  Science education  Stereotypes  Ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-009-9160-3
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