ERIC Number: ED261668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Reflections from the Computer Equity Training Project.
Sanders, Jo Shuchat
This paper addresses girls' patterns of computer avoidance at the middle school and other grade levels. It reviews the evidence for a gender gap in computer use in several areas: in school, at home, in computer camps, in computer magazines, and in computer-related jobs. It compares the computer equity issue to math avoidance, and cites the middle school years as a time when these become evident. Also provided is a description of the work of the federally-funded Computer Equity Training Project, conducted by the Women's Action Alliance, including its activities, conclusions on the causes of the gender gap, and the development of a book of strategies for teachers to counter girls' computer avoidance. Several conclusions are presented about the implementation of a computer equity program in a school, and implications for action and research by sex equity professionals are listed. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Women's Action Alliance, Inc., New York, NY.