Girls in the Physics Classroom: A Teachers’ Guide for Action
This guide draws on the work done by Ponchaud, and by Murphy and Whitelegg, to identify some of the strategies that schools could use to try to increase the participation of girls in post-16 physics.
The intention of this guide is to inform teachers about how girls experience physics and what influences their motivation for, and learning of, the subject. The practical advice is grounded in work carried out in classrooms and the methods suggested have been used successfully by other teachers and their students. The aim is to promote informed debate about this important issue.