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Author Lang, Catherine.

Title Why it rarely enters students schematic repertoire of future careers : a gendered analysis of student course and career choices related to IT in the 21st century / Catherine Lang
Published Saarbrucken, Deutschland : VDM Verlag Dr Mueller, 2010


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 W'PONDS  004.08072 Lan/Wir  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 223 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Ch. 1. The paucity of women in IT: a social and economic issue -- Ch. 2. Self-efficacy and career decision-making theories: through a gendered lens -- Ch. 3. Emerging 'women and IT' research -- Ch. 4. Research design -- Ch. 5. Findings-junior school students and IT -- Ch. 6. Findings-middle school students -- Ch. 7. Findings-senior school students -- Ch. 8. Findings-university students and I.T. -- Ch. 9. Synthesis of findings and discussion across year levels -- Ch. 10. Conclusions and implications for the future of IT
Summary This research presents a gendered analysis of factors that shape adolescent attitudes to information technology at key stages in their education. This research provides insight into reasons why females are not choosing IT courses to the same extent as males. It also found that IT rarely entered students schematic repertoire of possible future careers, and that there is a deficit in student knowledge of what an IT career involves
Subject Information technology -- Career in [specific field or discipline] -- Research.
Information technology -- Study and teaching -- Sex differences -- Research.
Information technology -- Women -- Research.
Women -- Career in information technology -- Research
Gender mainstreaming.
ISBN 3639233271
Other Titles Have you considered IT? : gender analysis