(In)visible Witnesses: Investigating gendered representations of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians on UK children's television

Whitelegg, Elizabeth; Holliman, Richard; Carr, Jennifer; Scanlon, Eileen and Hodgson, Barbara (2008). (In)visible Witnesses: Investigating gendered representations of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians on UK children's television. UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, Bradford, UK.

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Abstract

How do the images that children see on TV influence their interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? This report provides details of the (In)visible Witnesses research project, led by members of the Open University's Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, that looked at how frequently images of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians are are shown on children's television, how scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians are represented within these images and explored how children and young people interpret and contextualise such images.

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