Promoting gender equity in the information technology classroom

Chalmers, Christina & Price, Peter (2000) Promoting gender equity in the information technology classroom. Australian Educational Computing, 15(1), pp. 13-16.

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To make the most of the information age, you need to be male, speak English and live in an industrialised country " (Holderness,1993,p.36). Though several years have passed since this controversial statement was made, there is evidence that it remains true in many situations. It is our view that serious obstacles are still placed in the way of female students using computers, that can easily be removed by a teacher who is aware that they exist. In this article we raise a number of issues relating to gender equity in the use of information technology in schools, and suggest a number of measures that teachers can take to reduce potential inequities in the information technology classroom.

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ID Code: 6873
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).
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ISSN: 0816-9020
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Christina Chalmers and Peter Price
Deposited On: 04 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2009 00:47

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