BY RACHELLE SENDER BEAUCHAMP AND GEORGINA FELBERG
Recent statistics obtained from the Ontario Ministry of Education (1) indicate that young women in Ontario continue to opt out of optional science, math, and technology courses at a rate which exceeds that of their male classmates (Figure 1).
For example, there are twice as many boys as girls in Ontario Academic Credit level (OAC, previously grade 13) physics and four times as many boys in computer science and drafting.
Participation of Males vs
Females in Non
Ontario Ministry of Education,