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ERIC Number: ED533193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 327
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-7156-1
Women's Ways of Knowing in Information Technology-Related Subjects: A Community College Case Study
Liu, Dejang
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Illinois University
Belenky et al. (1997) found five ways of women's knowing (silent knowing, receiving knowing, subjective knowing, procedural knowing, and constructed knowing) according to the study conducted on women who majored in the social sciences and liberal arts. This study is built on the same model found by Belenky et al.'s study to collect open-ended questionnaires from 41 women who majored in information technology (IT) related subjects at a community college. It is not the intention for this researcher to replicate Belenky et al.'s study. Rather, in order to find the matched ways of knowing from those 41 women, this study just simply applied the same definitions of five women's ways of knowing from Belenky et al.'s study to analyze the responses. However, this researcher uses six IT specialties (programming, Office application development, Web application development, database application development, networking, communication, and security, and non-IT) rather than uses one computer science subject as a whole to analyze the finding. One or more of five ways of knowing were found from each specialty and a new way of knowing (logistical knowing) was identified in one or more specialty. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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