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Handbook of Research on Science Education by Michael Talbot-Smith

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CHAPTER 10

Gender Issues in Science Education Research: Remembering Where the Difference Lies

Kathryn Scantlebury

University of Delaware

Dale Baker

Arizona State University

Take the fact of education. Your class has been educated at public schools and universities for five or six hundred years, ours for sixty … . though we see the same world we see it through different senses. Any help we can give you must be different from that you can give yourselves, and perhaps the value of that help may lie in the fact of the difference. Therefore before we agree to sign your manifesto or join your society, it might be well to discover where the difference lies, because then we may discover where the help lies also. (Woolf, 1938, p. 17)

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