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ERIC Number: EJ1145313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Broadening Participation Not Border Protection: How Universities Can Support Women in Computer Science
Michell, Dee; Szorenyi, Anna; Falkner, Katrina; Szabo, Claudia
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v39 n4 p406-422 2017
Computer science, like technology in general, is seen as a masculine field and the under-representation of women an intransigent problem. In this paper, we argue that the cultural belief in Australia that computer science is a domain for men results in many girls and women being chased away from that field as part of a border protection campaign by some males--secondary school teachers, boys and men playing games online and young men on campus at university. We draw on American feminist philosopher, Iris Marion Young's analysis of the "five faces" of oppression to suggest strategies whereby Australian universities could support women in computer science and educate men about respectful behaviour and gender equity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia