Unlocking The Clubhouse

Author: Jane Margolis
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262250802
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Understanding and overcoming the gender gap in computer science education. The information technology revolution is transforming almost every aspect of society, but girls and women are largely out of the loop. Although women surf the Web in equal numbers to men and make a majority of online purchases, few are involved in the design and creation of new technology. It is mostly men whose perspectives and priorities inform the development of computing innovations and who reap the lion's share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a "male clubhouse," absent major changes. In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother's bedroom to women's feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon—where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7% in 1995 to 42% in 2000—and at high schools around the country.

The Future Of Tech Is Female

Author: Douglas M. Branson
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479875171
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The conundrum -- Industries that do not hire or promote -- The paradox -- Qualifications and reservations -- Poor performances by female CEOs -- A history of women in information technology -- Once upon a time -- Basic education : impediments to overcome -- The distant past and near future -- Solutions advanced -- Women to try harder : "lean in" and similar recommendations -- Mandatory quota laws -- Certificate and pledge programs -- Comply or explain regimes -- Mentoring and sponsorship -- Mandatory disclosure : the U.S. experience -- Proposals for stem education -- The industry's answer : an expanded H-1b visa program -- Solutions that may work -- Leavening stem education -- Paying close attention to the pool problem -- Enlarging the pool : easing off-ramps and enhancing on-ramps -- Measure what you intend to manage and ways to manage it -- Adopt a version of the Rooney rule -- Theoretical feminist views -- Needed fixes?now -- Reform the gaming industry -- Final observations -- Appendix A. Publicly held information technology companies -- Appendix B. Publicly held information technology companies?women senior -- Executives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author

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Software Engineering Effective Teaching And Learning Approaches And Practices

Author: Ellis, Heidi J.C.
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605661031
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Over the past decade, software engineering has developed into a highly respected field. Though computing and software engineering education continues to emerge as a prominent interest area of study, few books specifically focus on software engineering education itself. Software Engineering: Effective Teaching and Learning Approaches and Practices presents the latest developments in software engineering education, drawing contributions from over 20 software engineering educators from around the globe. Encompassing areas such as student assessment and learning, innovative teaching methods, and educational technology, this much-needed book greatly enhances libraries with its unique research content.

The Gender Line

Author: Nancy Levit
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814752950
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Despite tremendous advances in civil rights, we live in a world where the sexes remain sharply segregated from birth to death: in names, clothing, social groupings, and possessions; in occupations, civic association, and domestic roles. Gender separatism, so pervasive as to be almost invisible, permeates the fabric of our daily social routines. Preferring a notion of gender that is fluid and contextual, and denying that separatism is inevitable, Nancy Levit dismantles the myths of gender essentialism Drawing on a wealth of interdisciplinary data regarding the biological and cultural origins of sex differences, Levit provides a fresh perspective on gendered behaviors and argues the need for careful cultivation of new relations between the sexes. With its focus particularly on men, The Gender Line offers an insightful overview of the construction of gender and the damaging effects of its stereotypes. Levit analyzes the ways in which law legitimizes the social segregation of the sexes through legal decisions regarding custody, employment, education, sexual harassment, and criminal law. In so doing, she illustrates the ways in which men's and women's oppressions are intertwined and how law molds the very definition of masculinity. Applying feminist methodology to the doctrine of feminism itself, Levit artfully demonstrates that gender separatism infects even our contemporary views of feminism. Levit asks questions that have been too long been unspoken--those that lie at the core of the feminist project, yet threaten its very foundations. Revealing masculinity as both a privileged and a victimized condition, she calls for a step forward, past the bounds of contemporary feminism and its conflicts, toward a more egalitarian and inclusive feminism. This brand of feminism would reshape traditional masculinity, invite men into feminist dialogue, and claim men as political allies.

Informatics Curricula And Teaching Methods

Author: Lillian Cassel
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0387356193
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Several aspects of informatics curricula and teaching methods at the university level are reported in this volume, including: *Challenges in defining an international curriculum; *The diversity in informatics curricula; *Computing programs for scientists and engineers; *Patterns of curriculum design; *Student interaction; *Teaching of programming; *Peer review in education. This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the Working Conference on Informatics Curricula, Teaching Methods and Best Practice (ICTEM 2002), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 3.2, and held in Florianópolis, Brazil in July 2002. The working groups were organized in three parallel tracks. Working Group 1 discussed the "Directions and Challenges in Informatics Education". The focus of Working Group 2 was "Teaching Programming and Problem Solving". Working Group 3 discussed "Computing: The Shape of an Evolving Discipline."

Virtual Nation

Author: Gerard Goggin
Editor: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868405032
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The first comprehensive book that digs beneath the surface of the Internet in Australia. Moving beyond the 'how to' books, Virtual Nation offers a surprising, thought-provoking, and rigorous introduction to a technology that we now can't do without. Featuring leading experts on topics spanning history, use, culture, policy, and future, Virtual Nation is indispensable for students, researchers, teachers, policymakers, technologists, and anyone interested in how digital technologies are transforming our lives

Widening Participation In Higher Education

Author: T. Hinton-Smith
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137283416
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This collection offers an authoritative, up-to-date commentary on the challenges facing higher education today across both the UK and internationally. The book charts the impact of global economic trends and recent policy developments for students, academics, providers and changing course provision.

Everyday Antiracism

Author: Mica Pollock
Editor: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585672
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Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.

A Practical Guide To Gender Diversity For Computer Science Faculty

Author: Diana Franklin
Editor: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1627050817
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Computer science faces a continuing crisis in the lack of females pursuing and succeeding in the field. Companies may suffer due to reduced product quality, students suffer because educators have failed to adjust to diverse populations, and future generations suffer due to a lack of role models and continued challenges in the environment. In this book, we draw on the latest research in sociology, psychology, and education to first identify why we should be striving for gender diversity (beyond social justice), refuting misconceptions about the differing potentials between females and males. We then provide a set of practical types (with brief motivations) for improving your work with undergraduates taking your courses. This is followed by in-depth discussion of the research behind the tips, presenting obstacles that females face in a number of areas. Finally, we provide tips for advising undergraduate independent projects or graduate students, supporting female faculty, and initiatives requiring action at the institutional level (department or above).