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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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A Critical Review of the Research on Women’s Participation in Postsecondary Computing Education

A Critical Review of the Research on Women’s Participation in Postsecondary Computing Education

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(p.137) 5 A Critical Review of the Research on Women’s Participation in Postsecondary Computing Education
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Women and Information Technology
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J. McGrath Cohoon

William Aspray

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0005

This chapter reviews the literature on women in postsecondary computing education. It highlights two conditions that contribute to the persistence of women's underrepresentation. The first condition is an inadequate understanding of the underlying and immediate causes. The second condition is inadequate intervention efforts. The chapter focuses on evidence-based social science research into the factors leading to women's underrepresentation.

Keywords:   computer science education, women, underrepresentation, intervention, social science research

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