Gender bias in science: the influence of 18th century naturalistic thinking on current school administration practic

This article reviews how the general thinking developed during the 18th Century Enlightenment served as today´s basis for stigmatizing the participation of women in the sciences and constructing gender stereotypes. The author observes how western educational models date back to 19th century conserva...

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Autor Principal: Mérienne, Florence
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/gestedu/article/view/17845
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13135
Sumario: This article reviews how the general thinking developed during the 18th Century Enlightenment served as today´s basis for stigmatizing the participation of women in the sciences and constructing gender stereotypes. The author observes how western educational models date back to 19th century conservative gender relationships. The article strives to state how, in spite of evident steps to promote gender inclusion, current administrative educational systems have failed in overcoming gender stereotypes. From an administrative standpoint, the persistence of the aforementioned paradigms must be considered when developing alternatives. The current educational administrative paradigm must be reviewed and order to incorporate a gender perspective and attain lasting changes in the coeducational system.