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  Session: Getting Started in PER
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: Getting Started in PER: Gender and Ethnic Minorities
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:00AM
  Author: Laura McCullough, University of Wisconsin-Stout
715-232-2536, mcculloughl@uwstout.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: This talk provides an introduction to Physics Education Research (PER) related to two under-represented populations in physics: women and ethnic minorities. The talk will begin with a brief overview of historical data on the participation of women and minorities in physics. Most of the talk, though, will focus on some of the questions that PER has asked regarding how physics education practices affect women and minorities. For example, what research is there on conceptual tests and women and minorities? How might different pedagogies affect these populations? How does stereotype threat help or hinder performance of men and women in physics? While not exhaustive, this talk will give audience members a good understanding of the current status of gender and minorities research in PER.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: McCullough-AAPTJuly2014 Getting Started.pdf

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