THE GENDER GAP - ANOTHER DIGITAL DIVIDE? “Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age” A review of the report published by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation 2000
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A review of the report published by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Presented by Willie Pattilloin fulfillment of requirements for “Education for a Democratic, Pluralistic Society - EDTE 251”Summer session, 2003
Click here to view an Executive Summary of this report.Click here to view an Executive Summary of previous research on the gender gap in school.
The commission found that girls were not only underrepresented in computer classes and technology fields, but that there were other, boarder issues of concern.
It is interesting to note that the percentage of women receiving bachelor’s degrees in computer science actually decreased nine percentage points in the eight years prior to the report.
“…To get girls ‘under the hood’ of technology, they need to see that it gets them where they want to go. And for a large part of the population, that process must start in the classroom.”Pamela Haag AAUW Foundation Director