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What difference does inherited difference make? Exploring culture and gender in scientific and technical professions

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2 Author(s)
de Armas Ladd, M. ; Dept. of English, Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos, TX, USA ; Tangum, M.

A course design and the material for implementing a course in which students explore the status of women and minorities in the scientific and technical professions and the possible reasons for that status are presented. The course is offered as a model for the integration of intercultural and gender issues into the technical communication classroom. Since cultural and gender issues are neither scientific nor technological but humanities issues, core readings for the course are humanities texts. By working in teams of culturally and gender-diverse colleagues, students explore the intercultural concerns and gender issues in the field of technical communication. Students conduct personal interviews, study published reports, obtain policy statements and current statistics, analyze data, draw conclusions, and submit a comprehensive technical report to audiences who might act on those findings, such as the National Science foundation

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

Sep 1992

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