All Sessions by Paula Cristina da Silva Gonçalves Simon
Tuesday - September 17, 2019
Female participation in thesis on astronomy education in Brazil
14:45 - 15:00
Co-authors: Paulo S. Bretones, Alessandra Aparecida Viveiro
This paper presents an overview of Brazilian researches on astronomy education from thesis, analyzing the gender of authorship and investigating the female participation in this field. The database allow us to raise some questions about amount male and female participation in scientific production and about universities, gender of supervisor and type of academic production. The objective is to provide a view about female authorship historical in this area and reflecting about the situation with lens of gender literature, especially the questions about women in science. With the support of literature related to the state-of-art research, the data were analyzed and organized according to the gender of the authors, from 1973 to 2017. With a total of 374 MSc and PhD thesis, 136 (36,4%) were made by women, and 237 (63,4%) by male. From this survey, several elements emerge, reflecting on produced works and gender issues implied in the constitution of the astronomy education research area. The results also show trends in comparison with researches on female participation in Astronomy and Physics.This study should encourage the participation of women in the astronomy education research.
Keywords:State-of-art; Gender; Astronomy Education, Women in Science; Thesis; Brazil.