Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation / Edition 1

Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation / Edition 1

by Joanne Cohoon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262033453

ISBN-13: 9780262033459

Pub. Date: 03/10/2006

Publisher: MIT Press

"Computing remains a heavily male-dominated field even after twenty-five years of extensive efforts to promote female participation. The contributors to Women and Information Technology look at reasons for the persistent gender imbalance in computing and explore some strategies intended to reverse the downward trend. The studies included are rigorous social science…  See more details below

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"Computing remains a heavily male-dominated field even after twenty-five years of extensive efforts to promote female participation. The contributors to Women and Information Technology look at reasons for the persistent gender imbalance in computing and explore some strategies intended to reverse the downward trend. The studies included are rigorous social science investigations; they rely on empirical evidence - not rhetoric, hunches, folk wisdom, or off-the-cuff speculation about supposed innate differences between men and women." Taking advantage of the recent surge in research in this area, the editors present the latest findings of both qualitative and quantitative studies. Each section begins with an overview of the literature on current research in the field, followed by individual studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262033459
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1The state of research on girls and IT3
2Examining the gender gap in IT by race : young adults' decisions to pursue an IT career55
3Lost in translation : gender and high school computer science89
4Recruiting middle school girls into IT : data on girls' perceptions and experiences from a mixed-demographic group115
5A critical review of the research on women's participation in postsecondary computing education137
6A matter of degrees : female underrepresentation in computer science programs cross-nationally183
7Just get over it or just get on with it : retaining women in undergraduate computing205
8The poverty of the pipeline metaphor : the AAAS/CPST study of nontraditional pathways into IT/CS education and the workforce239
9Gender differences among students in computer science and applied information technology279
10Confronting the "socialization" barrier : cross-ethnic differences in undergraduate women's preference for IT education301
11Women in computer science or management information systems courses : a comparative analysis323
12Traversing the undergraduate curriculum in computer science : where do students stumble?351
13The transition of women from the academic world to the IT workplace : a review of the relevant research377
14Gender and professional commitment among IT professionals : the special case of female newcomers to organizations421
15Foot in the door, mouse in hand : low-income women, short-term job training programs, and IT careers439

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