ERIC Number: ED260014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Programming Equity into Computer Education: Today's Guide to the Schools of the Future. A PEER Computer Equity Action Kit.
Martin-McCormick, Lynda; And Others
An advocacy packet on educational equity in computer education consists of five separate materials. A booklet entitled "Today's Guide to the Schools of the Future" contains four sections. The first section, a computer equity assessment guide, includes interview questions about school policies and allocation of resources, student and teacher attitudes about computer equity, and a student enrollment analysis instrument. A section, entitled "Strategies for Change," outlines actions which should be taken by community groups, school districts, state governments, teachers, and the federal government. Final sections contain selected resources and a glossary. A four page pamphlet describes the National Center for Computer Equity, its services and membership. A report entitled "Sex Bias at the Computer Terminal--How Schools Program Girls" discusses computer access patterns in the schools, how these patterns affect girls and women, the gender gap in perceived abilities and skills, extracurricular play with the computer, and the role of the teacher in ending computer bias. Two news releases focus on the second decade of activities by PEER, the Project on Equal Education Rights, and on results of a survey documenting gaps between girls and boys in computer skills. (LP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computers, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Futures (of Society), Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes, Womens Education
PEER, 1413 K St., N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Parents
Authoring Institution: National Organization for Women, Washington, DC. Project on Equal Education Rights.
Note: Developed by the National Center for Computer Equity, supported by the Women's Educational Equity Act Program. Additional support provided by American Express Foundation, Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation, the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Ford Foundation.