By Judith Whyte
Originally released in 1985. This booklet describes the ladies Into technology and expertise (GIST) venture, an motion study programme performed in co-educational complete colleges in higher Manchester. GIST concurrently took motion to redress the stability of women in technological know-how and know-how and investigated the explanations for the shortfall. The ebook highlights the realm of the common institution technological know-how lab and craft workshop the place girls and boys compete with one another and academics deal with the 2 sexes in a different way. It unearths how girls and boys view technological know-how and intercourse roles and the way their attitudes replaced throughout the process the venture. The GIST staff labored with technological know-how and craft academics to change college elements which discourage women from carrying on with with medical and technical matters. the writer describes the reactions of lecturers and scholars to intervention recommendations, which incorporated visits to high schools by way of girls operating in technical jobs, improvement of educating fabric extra oriented in the direction of ladies’ pursuits and a humanistic view of technology, observations at school labs and workshops, and careers schooling associated with choice offerings at school. within the ultimate chapters she spells out the teachings to be discovered for lecturers and people engaged in education, and evaluates the nationwide impression of the GIST project.