Why girls don't like science

November 19, 2007

The Canadian Council on Learning reports that, while the number of Canadian women pursuing PSE continues to grow, there still exists a large gender gap in science-related occupations.  In light of studies showing similar abilities in complex problem solving, these findings suggest that cultural or environmental factors rather than biological ones affect girls’ interests and career choices.  The report suggests that parents can take a number of steps to foster their daughters’ interest in science.