Chapter 12: Promoting gender diversity in Introductory Microeconomics
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Introductory Microeconomics is typically a student's first economics course. Promoting gender diversity means getting more women to enroll in the course and to continue to the next one. The challenge is partly the popular perception of our profession: many students and their parents believe economics is equivalent to finance. But economics today is so much more; it is a tool for crafting solutions to society's myriad problems. Correcting that common misperception is key to promoting gender diversity. Strategies for boosting women's enrollment address high school outreach, visit day for admitted students, and campus advising. Strategies for encouraging continued study by women students include inviting potential role models as in-class speakers, utilizing active learning techniques, providing diverse examples, building math confidence, and reframing grade.

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