Sue Rosser's pioneering 1990 work ""Female Friendly Science"" introduced feminist teaching methods to maths and science education and gave us a six-stage model for transforming curricula to attract and retain women in science, engineering and mathematics programmes. So successful was this new pedagogical paradigm that its reforms were assimilated into mainstream science education but, ironically, sacrificed their appeal to women in the process. Now, in this study, Rosser revisits the feminist origins of curriculum transformation and puts the gender back in gender equity.
Introduction - Female Friendly Science Goes Mainstream; Curriculum Integration - Transformation or Assimilation?; Consequences of Ignoring Gender and Race in Group Work; Fruitful Dialogues - What Single-Sex and Coeducational Institutions Can Tell Each Other About Women and Science; Gender Equity in the School to Work Environment - Reinforcement of Race, Class and Gender Stereotypes; Feminist Critiques of Science as Usual; Applying Feminist Theories to Women and Science Programmes; Evaluating Female Friendly Interventions; Dangerous Times - Threats to Female Friendly Science Posed by the New Right and Tight Fiscal Resources.