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Final Report - UPDATE (Understanding and Providing a Developmental Approach to Technology Education)

Project ID: 42941
Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


Women and girls throughout Europe are dramatically underrepresented in technological education, areas, and jobs. Even in countries with gender balance in the areas of mathematics and science, there is a marked imbalance concerning technology subjects. The innovative aspect of UPDATE was that the approach included a strong focus on early childhood and primary education. At these ages most attitudes are shaped sustainably, so it might be too late to start raising interest only at secondary or later stages.

Their final report which includes images reports that the project discovered that females who select study and career paths within technology have a comparably high level of self-efficacy nurtured by persistent accomplishments in math and technological disciplines along the educational cycles, have been featured by early diversity of cognitive interests and the pleasure to play and watch machineries.

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