ERIC Number: ED370879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Beyond Equal Access: Gender Equity in Learning with Computers.
Mark, June; Hanson, Katherine
Women's Educational Equity Act Publishing Center Digest, Jun 1992
Two articles provide perspectives on computers and gender and on multicultural education. The first article, "Beyond Equal Access: Gender Equity in Learning with Computers" (June Mark), explores the lack of access girls and young women have to computers and the implications for future educational opportunities as well as career options. A relationship exists between positive experiences with computers and future interest in and facility with computers. Designing equitable learning contexts with software and related materials and designing equitable classroom organization and interactions are discussed. The second article, "Multicultural Education as Democratic Education" (Katherine Hanson), looks at how democracy can best be developed through multicultural education that respects the individual, enables all students to see themselves in the curriculum, and fosters a deep understanding and acceptance of differences as legitimate and empowering. Reciprocal acculturation is an important aspect in the development of approaches to multicultural education. A list of several programs, projects and publications provide further information on the issues of gender, equity, technology, and mathematics achievement. (CK)
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Interrelationships, Democratic Values, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Learning Strategies, Multicultural Education, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness
Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.