Students' gendered experiences in undergraduate programs in university mathematics departments

Jennifer Hall, Travis Robinson, Jennifer Flegg, Jane Wilkinson

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Abstract

Examining undergraduate student experiences through a gendered lens provides insight into the gender gap in participation in university-level mathematics. In this paper, we report on findings from a comparative case study involving first- and thirdyear undergraduate students at two large Australian universities. From individual interviews with 23 undergraduate students, we found that students’ experience increasingly gendered interactions as they progress through their tertiary studies. In particular, the women participants recounted times where their gender had affected their treatment in university and described how perceptions of gender stereotypes changed the ways in which they interacted with others in their undergraduate mathematics studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Research Reports (A-K)
EditorsMellony Graven, Hamsa Venkat, Anthony A Essien, Pamela Vale
Place of PublicationPretoria South Africa
Pages320-327
Number of pages8
Volume2
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780639821535
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Hall, J., Robinson, T., Flegg, J., & Wilkinson, J. (2019). Students' gendered experiences in undergraduate programs in university mathematics departments. In M. Graven, H. Venkat, A. A. Essien, & P. Vale (Eds.), Proceedings: 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Research Reports (A-K) (1st ed., Vol. 2, pp. 320-327). Pretoria South Africa.
Hall, Jennifer ; Robinson, Travis ; Flegg, Jennifer ; Wilkinson, Jane. / Students' gendered experiences in undergraduate programs in university mathematics departments. Proceedings: 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Research Reports (A-K). editor / Mellony Graven ; Hamsa Venkat ; Anthony A Essien ; Pamela Vale. Vol. 2 1st. ed. Pretoria South Africa, 2019. pp. 320-327
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Hall, J, Robinson, T, Flegg, J & Wilkinson, J 2019, Students' gendered experiences in undergraduate programs in university mathematics departments. in M Graven, H Venkat, AA Essien & P Vale (eds), Proceedings: 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Research Reports (A-K). 1st edn, vol. 2, Pretoria South Africa, pp. 320-327.

Students' gendered experiences in undergraduate programs in university mathematics departments. / Hall, Jennifer; Robinson, Travis; Flegg, Jennifer; Wilkinson, Jane.

Proceedings: 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Research Reports (A-K). ed. / Mellony Graven; Hamsa Venkat; Anthony A Essien; Pamela Vale. Vol. 2 1st. ed. Pretoria South Africa, 2019. p. 320-327.

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Hall J, Robinson T, Flegg J, Wilkinson J. Students' gendered experiences in undergraduate programs in university mathematics departments. In Graven M, Venkat H, Essien AA, Vale P, editors, Proceedings: 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Research Reports (A-K). 1st ed. Vol. 2. Pretoria South Africa. 2019. p. 320-327