Richard Hake and Jeffry Mallow have compiled over 700 research papers on how males and females learn — and are taught — science and mathematics.  Wow!

You can download the PDF of their work here. If that link stops working at some point, the permalink is in Reference 55 here.

The first page reads:

This 12.8 MB compilation of over 700 annotated references and 1000 hot-linked URL’s provides a window into the vast literature on Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME). The present listing is an update, expansion, and generalization of the earlier 0.23 MB Gender Issues in Physics/Science Education (GIPSE) by Mallow & Hake (2002). Included in references on general gender issues in science and math, are sub-topics that include:
(a) Affirmative Action;
(b) Constructivism: Educational and Social;
(c) Drivers of Education Reform and Gender Equity: Economic Competitiveness and Preservation of Life on Planet Earth;
(d) Education and the Brain;
(e) Gender & Spatial Visualization;
(f) Harvard President Summers’ Speculation on Innate Gender Differences in Science and Math Ability;
(g) Hollywood Actress Danica McKellar’s book Math Doesn’t Suck;
(h) Interactive Engagement;
(i) International Comparisons;
(j) Introductory Physics Curriculum S (for Synthesis);
(k) Is There a Female Science? – Pro & Con;
(l) Schools Shortchange Girls (or is it Boys)?;
(m) Sex Differences in Mathematical Ability: Fact or Artifact?;
(n) Status of Women Faculty at MIT.

In this Part 1 (8.2 MB), all references are in listed in alphabetical order on pages 3-178. In Part 2
(4.6 MB) references related to sub-topics “a” through “n” are listed in subject order as indicated above.

On a related note, here is a post from Swans on Tea about the recent discussion on instituting Title IX in Science.

The issue here, though, is whether the comparison to sports is an appropriate one to make. It’s not.

Men and women don’t compete with and against each other in these sporting events. Title IX has been very successful at expanding womens’ participation in sports, because it focused on equality of opportunity and did not assume equality of ability — women are not fighting for a roster spot on a single football, soccer or baseball team, etc. …The lack of opportunity for women that prompted Title IX was the lack of teams on which they could compete, and one could (and did) create and fund these teams. The situation in science is very much different in the difficulties that exist and the solutions that can be proffered.