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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 Poverty of the Pipeline Metaphor: The AAAS/CPST Study of Nontraditional Pathways into IT/CS Education and the Workforce

The Poverty of the Pipeline Metaphor: The AAAS/CPST Study of Nontraditional Pathways into IT/CS Education and the Workforce

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Women and Information Technology
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Jolene Kay Jesse

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0008

This chapter discusses the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (AAAS/CPST) study of nontraditional pathways into the information technology and computer science (IT/CS) workforce. A “nontraditional pathway” is defined as the path taken by a nontraditional student, i.e., someone who: delays enrollment at least three years after graduating from high school or earning a GED; attends college mostly part-time; takes longer than six years to complete a degree; is employed full-time during most of their studies; or has dependents while attending college. Researchers interviewed 72 IT/CS faculty and 139 IT/CS students at the twenty institutions. The study found that the same variables that prevent women and minorities from choosing IT/CS education are compounded for nontraditional students who want to attend traditional universities.

Keywords:   information technology, computer science, traditional universities, nontraditional students, minorities, information technology, college students

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