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ERIC Number: ED430685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Moving towards the 21st Century: Eliminating Gender Biases in Young Children's Use of Computers.
Kirova-Petrova, Anna; Bhargava, Ambika; McNair, Shannan
This paper focuses on the discrepancy in the access and use of computers by girls and boys in early childhood classrooms. It is argued that this difference can be attributed to gender biased classroom practices, lack of female role models, and the unavailability of bias-free software programs. The paper: discusses existing forms of gender bias; emphasizes the importance of providing boys and girls equal opportunities in computer use; suggests ways to increase teachers' awareness of the sex role stereotyping and gender-biased use of computers, and recommends strategies to deal with those biases; and provides criteria in the selection of bias-free software programs. Contains 30 references. (KB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A