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Title Women and information technology : research on underrepresentation / edited by J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 500 pages) : illustrations
Contents The state of research on girls and IT / Lecia J. Barker and William Aspray -- Examining the gender gap in IT by race : young adults' decisions to pursue an IT career / Nicole Zarrett [and others] -- Lost in translation : gender and high school computer science / Joanna Goode, Rachel Estrella, and Jane Margolis -- Recruiting middle school girls into IT : data on girls' perceptions and -- experiences from a mixed-demographic group / Leca J. Barker [and others] -- A critical review of the research on women's participation in postsecondary computing education / J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray -- A matter of degrees : female underrepresentation in computer science programs cross-nationally / Maria Charles and Karen Bradley -- Just get over it or just get on with it : retaining women in undergraduate computing / J. McGrath Cohoon -- The poverty of the pipeline metaphor : the AAAS/CPST Study of Nontraditional Pathways into IT/CS education and the workforce / Jolene Kay Jesse -- Gender differences among students in computer science and applied information technology / Christine Ogan [and others] -- Confronting the "socialization" barrier : cross-ethnic differences in undergraduate women's preference for IT education / Roli Varma, Amit Prasad, and Deepak Kapur -- Women in computer science or management information systems courses : a comparative analysis / Sylvia Beyer and Michelle DeKeuster -- Traversing the undergraduate curriculum in computer science : where do students stumble? / Sandra Katz [and others] -- The transition of women from the academic world to the IT workplace : a review of the relevant research / Kathryn M. Bartol and William Aspray -- Gender and professional commitment among IT professionals : the special case of female newcomers to organizations / Kathryn M. Bartol, lan O. Williamson, and Gosia A. Langa -- Foot in the door, mouse in hand : low-income women, short-term job training programs, and IT careers / Karen Chapple
Summary Experts investigate the reasons for low female participation in computing and suggest strategies for moving toward parity through studies of middle and high school girls, female students and postsecondary computer science programs, and women in the information technology workforce
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Computers and women.
Sex differences in education.
Women computer scientists.
Form Electronic book
Author Aspray, William.
Cohoon, J. McGrath.
LC no. 2005052253
ISBN 0262033453
0262255928 (electronic bk.)
1429477237 (electronic bk.)
9780262255929 (electronic bk.)
9781429477239 (electronic bk.)