Diversity In Information Technology Education

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Overview

Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies sheds light on the status of diversity in the field of IT education. It identifies a wide range of problems that educators face on a daily basis, and gives practical, applicable solutions, mainly by showcasing successful and replicable examples. The chapters in Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies present research and introspection on race, gender, national origin, disability and other diversity categories. The examples, success stories from retention efforts, and strategies in assessment that account for diversity, and all supplement the topics with practical examples. If an instructor is planning on infusing diversity topics into the curriculum, this book contains pertinent information on how to identify problems and face issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591407416
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 1/31/2006
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I Dimensions of diversity in the IT classroom onground and online 1
Ch. II Dialectic argumentation for promoting dialogue in IT education : an epistemological framework for considering the social impacts of IT 15
Ch. III Bridging the digital divide : a feminist perspective on the project 38
Ch. IV Gender and programming : mixing the abstract and the concrete 68
Ch. V Dimensions of sustainable diversity in IT : applications to the IT college major and career aspirations among underrepresented high school students of color 92
Ch. VI Under-representation of African American women pursuing higher-level degrees in the computer science technology fields 129
Ch. VII Working with students in math, technology, and sciences for better success : one faculty member's experience 141
Ch. VIII Assessing diversity issues in instructional technology : strategies that enhance student learning and generate outcomes assessment data 153
Ch. IX The open ended group project : a way of including diversity in the IT curriculum 166
Ch. X Attack of the rainbow bots : generating diversity through multi-agent systems 196
Ch. XI Adaptive technology in a computing curriculum 242
Ch. XII Tessellations : a tool for diversity infusions in the curriculum 262
Ch. XIII Training faculty for diversity infusion in the IT curriculum 280
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