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Women and information technology : research on underrepresentation / edited by J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray.

Contributor(s): Cohoon, J. McGrath | Aspray, William.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT, 2008Edition: 1st MIT Press pbk. ed.Description: xviii, 500 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780262533072 (pbk.); 0262533073 (pbk.).Subject(s): Computers and women | Sex differences in education | Women computer scientistsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Women and information technology.DDC classification: 004.082
Contents:
The state of research on girls and IT / Lecia J. Barker and William Aspray -- Examining the gender gap in IT by race : young adults' decisions to pursue an IT career / Nicole Zarrett ... [et al.] -- Lost in translation : gender and high school computer science / Joanna Goode, Rachel Estrella, and Jane Margolis -- Recruiting middle school girls into IT : data on girls' perceptions and experiences from a mixed-demographic group / Lecia J. Barker ... [et al.] -- A critical review of the research on women's participation in postsecondary computing education / J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray -- A matter of degrees : female underrepresentation in computer science programs cross-nationally / Maria Charles and Karen Bradley -- Just get over it or just get on with it : retaining women in undergraduate computing / J. McGrath Cohoon -- The poverty of the pipeline metaphor : the AAAS/CPST Study of Nontraditional Pathways into IT/CS education and the workforce / Jolene Kay Jesse -- Gender differences among students in computer science and applied information technology / Christine Ogan ... [et al.] -- Confronting the "socialization" barrier : cross-ethnic differences in undergraduate women's preference for IT education / Roli Varma, Amit Prasad, and Deepak Kapur -- Women in computer science or management information systems courses : a comparative analysis / Sylvia Beyer and Michelle DeKeuster -- Traversing the undergraduate curriculum in computer science : where do students stumble? / Sandra Katz ... [et al.] -- The transition of women from the academic world to the IT workplace : a review of the relevant research / Kathryn M. Bartol and William Aspray -- Gender and professional commitment among IT professionals : the special case of female newcomers to organizations / Kathryn M. Bartol, Ian O. Williamson, and Gosia A. Langa -- Foot in the door, mouse in hand : low-income women, short-term job training programs, and IT careers / Karen Chapple.
Summary: Experts investigate the reasons for low female participation in computing and suggest strategies for moving toward parity through studies of middle and high school girls, female students and postsecondary computer science programs, and women in the information technology workforce.
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Originally published: 2006.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The state of research on girls and IT / Lecia J. Barker and William Aspray -- Examining the gender gap in IT by race : young adults' decisions to pursue an IT career / Nicole Zarrett ... [et al.] -- Lost in translation : gender and high school computer science / Joanna Goode, Rachel Estrella, and Jane Margolis -- Recruiting middle school girls into IT : data on girls' perceptions and experiences from a mixed-demographic group / Lecia J. Barker ... [et al.] -- A critical review of the research on women's participation in postsecondary computing education / J. McGrath Cohoon and William Aspray -- A matter of degrees : female underrepresentation in computer science programs cross-nationally / Maria Charles and Karen Bradley -- Just get over it or just get on with it : retaining women in undergraduate computing / J. McGrath Cohoon -- The poverty of the pipeline metaphor : the AAAS/CPST Study of Nontraditional Pathways into IT/CS education and the workforce / Jolene Kay Jesse -- Gender differences among students in computer science and applied information technology / Christine Ogan ... [et al.] -- Confronting the "socialization" barrier : cross-ethnic differences in undergraduate women's preference for IT education / Roli Varma, Amit Prasad, and Deepak Kapur -- Women in computer science or management information systems courses : a comparative analysis / Sylvia Beyer and Michelle DeKeuster -- Traversing the undergraduate curriculum in computer science : where do students stumble? / Sandra Katz ... [et al.] -- The transition of women from the academic world to the IT workplace : a review of the relevant research / Kathryn M. Bartol and William Aspray -- Gender and professional commitment among IT professionals : the special case of female newcomers to organizations / Kathryn M. Bartol, Ian O. Williamson, and Gosia A. Langa -- Foot in the door, mouse in hand : low-income women, short-term job training programs, and IT careers / Karen Chapple.

Experts investigate the reasons for low female participation in computing and suggest strategies for moving toward parity through studies of middle and high school girls, female students and postsecondary computer science programs, and women in the information technology workforce.

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Editors Cohoon (Univ. of Virginia), the first researcher to conduct a nationwide study of recruitment and retention in computer science departments, and Aspray (informatics, Indiana Univ., Bloomington) offer a wide array of analysis on the participation of women in the field of information technology. Divided into three chronological sections ("Diverging Interests," "Post Secondary Education," and "Pathways to the Workforce"), this work provides comprehensive analysis of women's interest and participation in the information technology field. Beginning with a detailed literature review, it identifies gaps in current scholarship. Moreover, contributors to this work provide detailed statistical analysis of data. Their complex analysis addresses factors such as race, educators' expectations, personal experiences, and culture. Recognizing the complexity of the topic, contributors do not identify a single long-term solution but instead, numerous efforts successful in the past. Overall, this work provides valuable insight into why women are not choosing to pursue education and careers in information technology. Tables, references, graphs. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. K. J. Whitehair Kansas State University

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<p>J. McGrath Cohoon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Women and Information Technology.</p>

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