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Based in London, the Institute of Physics (IOP) is an international organization that aims to "gather, inspire, guide, represent, and celebrate all who share a passion for physics." On the IOP website, visitors will find this collection of seven reports, authored between 2006 and 2017, that investigate the gender imbalance of students who pursue physics A-level studies. Although these reports specifically investigate the British education system, they may be of interest to K-12 educators and policymakers around the globe. The report "Improving Gender Balance-- Reflections of the impact of interventions in schools," investigated twenty schools that had introduced interventions that were intended to improve the confidence and physics classroom experience of girls and facilitate student and staff investigation of unconscious bias. The report is accompanied by a number of recommendations for educators and school administrators. Readers may download all seven reports in full on this website. In addition, interested readers can also sign up to receive a free "monthly newsletter with inspiration, easy-to-deliver ideas, and resources to help you investigate and tackle gender inequality in your school."
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-06-01
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0601

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