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Gender Inclusive Engineering Education

1st Edition

By Julie Mills, Mary Elizabeth Ayre, Judith Gill


210 pages

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Women continue to comprise a small minority of students in engineering education and subsequent employment, despite the numerous initiatives over the past 25 years to attract and retain more women in engineering. This book demonstrates the ways in which traditional engineering education has not attracted, supported or retained female students and identifies the issues needing to be addressed in changing engineering education to become more gender inclusive.

This innovative and much-needed work also addresses how faculty can incorporate inclusive curriculum within their courses and programs, and provides a range of exemplars of good practice in gender inclusive engineering education that will be immediately useful to faculty who teach engineering students.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Emeritus Professor Robin King


1. Introduction: Why We Need Gender Inclusive Engineering Education

2. Women in Engineering: The Current Position

3. Attracting Women to Enter and Succeed in Engineering Study

4. Learning, Curriculum and Gender: Theoretical Contexts

5. Design and Implementation Strategies for Gender Inclusive Engineering Curriculum

6. Gender Inclusive Engineering Courses

7. Implementing and Embedding Gender Inclusive Engineering Education

8. In Conclusion: A Look to the Future

Appendix A: Accreditation Criteria and Attributes of Engineering Graduates

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms




About the Authors

Julie Mills is Associate Professor in the School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia.

Mary Ayre has recently retired from a Senior Lectureship in the Department of Science and Sport at the University of Glamorgan, UK.

Judith Gill is Associate Professor of Education at the University of South Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies