Gender equality in STEM programs: A proposal to analyse the situation of a university about the gender gap

Alicia Garcia-Holgado, Juanjo Mena, Francisco Jose Garcia-Penalvo, JIMENA ALEJANDRA PASCUAL CONCHA, Mervi Heikkinen, Sari Harmoinen, Lucy Garcia-Ramos, Rita Penabaena-Niebles, Lucia Amores

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Resumen

According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, most of the countries have achieved gender parity in educational attainment. Furthermore, Latin America and Europe have more women than men enrolled in tertiary education. The problem arises when those numbers are analysed by degree studies. There is a gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a low number of women enrolled in those programs and even lower numbers of graduates. The universities have a key role to steer new conceptions and understanding of the females in STEM. The higher education institutions have to define measures and policies to reduce the gender gap in the careers of the future. This work aims to provide a proposal to analyse the gender equality gap in STEM as a first step to define gender equality action plans focused on processes of attraction, access and retention and guidance in STEM programs. The proposal was applied in ten Latin American universities from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico, and five European universities from Finland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of the 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2020
EditoresAlberto Cardoso, Gustavo R. Alves, Teresa Restivo
EditorialIEEE Computer Society
Páginas1824-1830
Número de páginas7
ISBN (versión digital)9781728109305
DOI
EstadoPublicada - abr 2020
Publicado de forma externa
Evento11th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2020 - Porto, Portugal
Duración: 27 abr 202030 abr 2020

Serie de la publicación

NombreIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
Volumen2020-April
ISSN (versión impresa)2165-9559
ISSN (versión digital)2165-9567

Conferencia

Conferencia11th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2020
País/TerritorioPortugal
CiudadPorto
Período27/04/2030/04/20

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