ERIC Number: ED339667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Educational Equity in the Third Wave: Technology Education for Women and Minorities.
McInerney, Claire; Park, Rosemarie
Computers and other forms of technology are revolutionizing many aspects of society. U.S. education has sought to enhance the technological revolution, and to make computers available to students at all levels. However, in spite of wider availability, not all students are attaining equal access to computers and other items. This report seeks to understand the factors that have prevented female and minority students from using computers and to make suggestions as to what can be done to create more equitable access for all students. Research on why women and minorities do not participate with technology at high levels is discussed. Suggestions are made to teachers for increasing the participation of women and minorities with technology. Several suggestions are made to administrators including the establishment of a strong mentor program within the school district. Suggestions also are provided for parents. A 24-item annotated bibliography is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Curriculum Services Center, White Bear Lake.