EDUCATING WOMEN FOR SUCCESS IN PHYSICS - LESSONS FROM TURKEY


MENARD A., UZUN A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.61, no.7, pp.611-615, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1119/1.17222
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Computer & Applied Sciences, EBSCO Education Source, INSPEC, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, zbMATH, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-615

Abstract

A comparison of Turkish and U.S. statistics shows that women in Turkey earn a much larger percentage of physics degrees at all levels than do women in the United States. The Turkish educational system is structured so that female students take the same mathematics and science courses at the same level of skill in high school as do male students. This common background is followed by much greater success for Turkish women university students in all areas of science and engineering.