ERIC Number: ED508870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies
Trajkovski, Goran, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
"Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies" sheds light on the status of diversity in the field of IT education. It identifies a wide range of problems that educators face on a daily basis, and gives practical, applicable solutions, mainly by showcasing successful and replicable examples. The chapters in "Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies" present research and introspection on race, gender, national origin, disability and other diversity categories. The examples, success stories from retention efforts, and strategies in assessment that account for diversity, and all supplement the topics with practical examples. If an instructor is planning on infusing diversity topics into the curriculum, this book contains pertinent information on how to identify problems and face issues. Chapters of this book include: (1) Dimensions of Diversity in the IT Classroom Onground and Online (Madhumita Bhattacharya and Lone Jorgensen); (2) Dialectic Argumentation for Promoting Dialogue in IT Education (John Dakers); (3) Bridging the Digital Divide (Mary Kirk); (4) Gender and Programming (Peter McKenna); (5) Dimensions of Sustainable Diversity in IT (Russell Stockard, Ali Akbari and Jamshid Damooei); (6) Under-Representation of African American Women Pursuing Higher-Level Degrees in the Computer Science/Technology Fields (Alfreda Dudley-Sponaugle); (7) Working with Students in Math, Technology, and Sciences for Success (Shirish Shah and Tracy Miller); (8) Assessing Diversity Issues in Instructional Technology (Virginia Anderson); (9) The Open Ended Group Project (Xristine Faulkner, Mats Daniels, and Ian Newman); (10) Attack of the Rainbow Bots (Samuel Collins and Goran Trajkovski); (11) Adaptive Technology in a Computing Curriculum (Blaise Liffick); (12) Tessellations (Reza Sarhangi, Gabriele Meiselwitz, and Goran Trajkovski); and (13) Training Faculty for Diversity Infusion in the IT Curriculum (Goran Trajkovski).
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Education, Ethnic Diversity, Best Practices, Educational Practices, Classroom Environment, Access to Computers, Gender Issues, Programming, Sustainable Development, Disproportionate Representation, Womens Education, African American Achievement, Faculty Development, Technology Integration, Computer Science Education, Mathematics Achievement, Assistive Technology
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