ERIC Number: ED349941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of Gender Free Paradigms for Computer Science Education. [Proceedings of a Preconference Research Workshop at the National Educational Computing Conference (Nashville, Tennessee, June 24, 1990).]
Martin, C. Dianne, Ed.; Murchie-Beyma, Eric, Ed.
This monograph includes nine papers delivered at a National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) preconference workshop, and a previously unpublished paper on gender and attitudes. The papers, which are presented in four categories, are: (1) "Report on the Workshop: In Search of Gender Free Paradigms for Computer Science Education" (C. Dianne Martin); (2) "Understanding Gender Biases in Computer-Related Behavior: Are We Using the Wrong Metaphor?" (Robin Kay); (3) "Gender Differences in Human Computer Interaction" (Charles W. Huff, John H. Fleming, and Joel Cooper); (4) "Gender and Attitude Toward Computers" (James R. Aman); (5) "Female Students' Underachievement in Computer Science and Mathematics: Reasons and Recommendations" (Lesley S. Klein); (6) "Implications of the Computer Culture for Women of Color" (Carol Edwards); (7) "Strategies for Involving Girls in Computer Science" (Valerie Clark); (8) "A New Introduction to Computer Science" (Danielle R. Bernstein); (9) "Restructuring Departments for Equality" (Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, Michael Neuschatz, and Brian Uzzi); and (10) "Gender Equity--A Partial List of Resources" (Cindy Meyer Hanchey). An additional paper and report are appended: "Epistemological Pluralism: Styles and Voices within the Computer Culture" (Sherry Turkle and Seymour Papert); and "Becoming a Computer Scientist: A Report by the ACM Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Science" (Amy Pearl, Martha Pollack, Eve Riskin, Becky Thomas, Elizabeth Wolf, and Alice Wu). The gender equity resources listed include books, articles, and brochures; training modules; technical assistance modules; publications from the National Science Foundation; and organizations. (ALF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Computer Science, Epistemology, Equal Education, Females, Higher Education, Information Sources, Microcomputers, Racial Bias, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sexism in Language, Teaching Methods
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Computing Machinery, Baltimore, MD.; National Educational Computing Conference.; IBM Corp., Atlanta, GA. Educational Systems.
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: Computer Attitudes; National Educational Computing Conference