Gender differentiation in STEM career choice and the role of education.

Authors

  • MATTHAIOS PATRINOPOULOS 2nd Regional Centre for Educational Planning of Attica https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0816-1485
  • Christina Papazisi 2nd Regional Centre for Educational Planning of Attica
  • Paraskevi Foti 3nd Regional Centre for Educational Planning of Attica
  • Stavroula Pantelopoulou The Regional Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education of Attica, Greece
  • Maria Katopodi The Regional Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education of Attica, Greece
  • Eleni Zografou The Regional Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education of Attica, Greece
  • Georgios Kosyvas The Regional Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education of Attica, Greece

Keywords:

STEM, gender differences, education, professional career.

Abstract

This work is the product of research conducted by the project team of the Regional Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education of Attica formed under the Erasmus+Project “RoboGirls: Empowering girls in STEAM through robotics and coding». The research has focused on identifying and investigating the factors that influence and interpret the differentiation in men and women’s participation in education and in their professional careers in the fields of STEM, but also on the selection of the best educational practices that enhance the participation of women in the STEM fields.  The research has combined literature review with data analysis resulting from questionnaires and interviews of  a selected focus group. The results of the research have contributed to understanding the factors that conduce to the creation of these differences, as well as the role that education can play in Greece and in the EU in bridging the gender gap in the STEM fields.

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Published

2022-03-12

How to Cite

PATRINOPOULOS, M., Papazisi, C. ., Foti, P. ., Pantelopoulou, S. ., Katopodi, M. ., Zografou, E., & Kosyvas, G. . (2022). Gender differentiation in STEM career choice and the role of education. Hellenic Journal of STEM Education, 2(1). Retrieved from https://hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal/article/view/21