- Title Pages
1The State of Research on Girls and IT
2Examining the Gender Gap in IT by Race: Young Adults’ Decisions to Pursue an IT Career
3Lost in Translation: Gender and High School Computer Science
4Recruiting Middle School Girls into IT: Data on Girls’ Perceptions and Experiences from a Mixed-Demographic Group
5A Critical Review of the Research on Women’s Participation in Postsecondary Computing Education
6A Matter of Degrees: Female Underrepresentation in Computer Science Programs Cross-Nationally
7Just Get Over It or Just Get On with It: Retaining Women in Undergraduate Computing
8The Poverty of the Pipeline Metaphor: The AAAS/CPST Study of Nontraditional Pathways into IT/CS Education and the Workforce
9Gender Differences among Students in Computer Science and Applied Information Technology
10Confronting the “Socialization” Barrier: Cross-Ethnic Differences in Undergraduate Women’s Preference for IT Education
11Women in Computer Science or Management Information Systems Courses: A Comparative Analysis
12Traversing the Undergraduate Curriculum in Computer Science: Where Do Students Stumble?
13The Transition of Women from the Academic World to the IT Workplace: A Review of the Relevant Research
14Gender and Professional Commitment among IT Professionals: The Special Case of Female Newcomers to Organizations
15Foot in the Door, Mouse in Hand: Low-Income Women, Short-Term Job Training Programs, and IT Careers
- (p.471) Conclusion
- Women and Information Technology
J. McGrath Cohoon
- The MIT Press
This chapter focuses on the engineering approach to creating gender balance in computing. Just as engineering has produced many benefits in the absence of complete scientific understanding, the hope is that it will lead to parity in computing before we fully understand why women are underrepresented in this and other technology fields. Instead of waiting for full knowledge of a highly complex situation, the plan is to move forward by applying what we know, experimenting, and building on success.
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