Some blog followers be interested in a new petition http://bit.ly/QLN8Kz in favor of gender balance in academic conferences initiated by Dan Sperber (Cognitive Science and Philosophy, Central European University Budapest, and Institut Jean Nicod, Paris); Virginia Valian (Psychology and Linguistics, CUNY Graduate Ctr and Hunter College); and others as listed on the petition.
They have established a website at http://bit.ly/PsPfhM.
In this regard, “Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME)” [Hake & Mallow (2008)] may be of interest.
I thank Gloria Origgi (2012) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Origgi of the HoPoS-L list for alerting me to this petition.
Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
Links to Articles: http://bit.ly/a6M5y0
Links to Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs: http://bit.ly/9nGd3M
Hake, R.R. & J.V. Mallow. 2008. “Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME),” over 700 Annotated References & 1000 URL’s: Part 1 - All references in alphabetical order, online as a 8.5 MB pdf at http://bit.ly/gXdrvR; Part 2 - Some references in subject order, online as a 4.8 MB pdf at http://bit.ly/fBTzqV. Also, both are online as ref. 55 at my website http://bit.ly/b2UsK6 and Jeffry Mallow's website http://bit.ly/nvhr99; see also my “Hake'sEdStuff” blog entry at http://bit.ly/fSkr6W.
Origgi, G. 2012. “Commitment to gender equity at scholarly conferences,” online on the CLOSED! HoPoS-L archives at http://bit.ly/Ryi5RN. Post of post of 01 Oct 2012 18:09:57+0200 to HoPoS-L. (HoPoS = History of Philosophy of Science)