Increasing Gifted Women’s Pursuit of STEM: Possible Role of NYC Selective Specialized Public High Schools
Journal for the Education of the Gifted
This study examines female graduates (N = 616) from seven honors colleges in the Northeastern United States and the relationship between attending a New York City (NYC) selective specialized public high school and graduating with a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree from an honors college. A causal-comparative study design was applied. The study found a significant difference (p < .05) in choice of college major (STEM vs non-STEM) between participants who graduated from a NYC selective specialized public high school and those who graduated from any other high school. These results support a positive relationship for female students between attending a NYC selective specialized public high school and graduating from an honors college with a degree in STEM. The implications of providing an appropriately challenging education for gifted female students are discussed.
STEM, specialized schools, girls, gifted, honors programs, gifted education
Sloan, P. (2020). Increasing Gifted Women’s Pursuit of STEM: Possible Role of NYC Selective Specialized Public High Schools. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 43(2), 167-188. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162353220912026