Why Sarah left academia
2015 (English)In: Nordic research in mathematics education: Proceedings of NORMA14, Turku, June 3-6, 2014 / [ed] Harry Silfverberg, Tomi Lärki, Markku S. Hannula, Turku: University of Turku , 2015, 371-380 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper explores why some Swedish female mathematicians decide not to work in academia. The stories of four women were merged into one narrative. Sarah describes the life as a female PhD student in a mathematics department as a positive experience. The reasons why she decided not to stay at the university were (1) the difficulty of getting a job, and (2) her wanting to work with applications and problem solving more than developing theory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku: University of Turku , 2015. 371-380 p.
, Studies in Subject Didactics, ISSN 1799-9596 ; 10
Research subject Mathematics Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-126679ISBN: 978-952-5993-17-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-126679DiVA: diva2:902444
Nordic research in mathematics education (NORMA), Turku, June 3–6, 2014