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Women and Information TechnologyResearch on Underrepresentation$
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Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262033459

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.001.0001

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The State of Research on Girls and IT

The State of Research on Girls and IT

(p.2) (p.3) 1 The State of Research on Girls and IT
Women and Information Technology

Lecia J. Barker

William Aspray

The MIT Press

This chapter reviews social science literature about girls' involvement with IT, and the ways in which this involvement impinges on pathways into IT education or careers. Topics covered include school policy, curriculum, and course election; relationships with teachers; teacher training; the presence and use of computers; differences in attitude, confidence, interest, and experience between boys and girls; relationships with families and the local community; relationships to peers; life aspirations; popular culture; and computer games.

Keywords:   social science, information technology, IT education, careers, girls

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