Gender Development Of Diane Ruble By Jacquelynne S. Eccle

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Grown up in 1960s, Jacquelynne S. Eccles’ values, attitudes, and beliefs were heavily shaped by the particular environment. When she was in high school, nearly all of her female cohorts decided to marry as young as possible and began their own families instead of pursing higher education. Jacquelynne was struggling at that point not only because she did not find a right man to marry but also because she had no idea about what she was going to do with her life. Fortunately, she was admitted by the University of California, Berkeley and became the first generation college student. During that time, at least, She still did not develop her interests in educational psychology because she did not have any specific career aspirations, on the one hand; …show more content…
The five developed the first psychology course of women at UCLA. More importantly, they published one of the first textbooks in terms of psychology of women after reviewing substantial existing literatures regarding the development of gender roles. Her extensive reading at that moment would play a crucial role in developing her own theory. She accepted the offer of being an assistant professor at Smith College after she obtained her Ph.D. degree. She came to the college with great expectations because she knew that Smith College committed to the education of women. This was what she wanted. However, reality broke down her dream. Although she was permitted to teach psychology of women, she did not satisfy with the climate there and recalled …show more content…
After she arrived at the new institution, National Institute of Education (NIE) called for proposals to investigate the underrepresentation of female in mathematics. This was a challenge for a new assistant professor in the field. Collaborating with her graduate students who had enthusiasm in the subject, she eventually received huge funding from NIE by proposing the original expectancy-value related achievement theory. From then on, she refined her theory multiple times in accordance with updated research findings, comments from experts in a variety of fields, and latest theories emerged from

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