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ERIC Number: ED272138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
[IDEAS For Equitable Computer Learning.]
Schubert, Jane G.; And Others
Designed to assist educators in improving computer learning opportunities for students, this packet of materials presents practical strategies that address 12 barriers to equitable instruction: (1) lack of encouragement for females and minority students to use computers; (2) potential value of computer learning more apparent to males than females; (3) bias against females and minorities in software and advertising; (4) prerequisites irrelevant for computer access and instruction; (5) limited computer access for females during free time at school; (6) underrepresentation of females and minority students in computer clubs; (7) dominance by one student over another during computer time; (8) pressure from peers not to participate in computer activities; (9) underrepresentation of females in computer leadership roles; (10) inappropriate location of computers within schools; (11) inability of teachers and students to recognize and deal with problems in computer learning; and (12) shortage of qualified personnel for computer learning. For each of the barriers, a 3- to 4-page leaflet presents illustrations and discussion of situations that constitute the barrier; suggestions for appraising whether the illustrated problem exists in a particular setting; activities for developing awareness among staff and students about the problem and its consequences; suggested actions for improving the computer learning environment; and ways to assess whether the actions have been effective. In addition, IDEAS includes a computer survey for students, an educator's self-assessment questionnaire, discussions of and suggestions for early childhood computer readiness and out-of-school computer access, and a bibliography of selected references in the areas of gender equity and computer education. (Author/JB)
American Institutes for Research, P.O. Box 1113, Palo Alto, CA 94302 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For a digest incorporating some of these ideas, see ED 263 910.