ERIC Number: EJ784551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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Technology in the Classroom: Burning the Bridges to the Gaps in Gender-Biased Education?
Plumm, Karyn M.
Computers & Education, v50 n3 p1052-1068 Apr 2008
This review introduces the concepts of gender bias and technology in education. It discusses the interaction between the two in the educational setting and the effects this interaction may have on teachers, students and materials used in the classroom. It is argued that areas in the educational setting that have been focused on as materials and practices that are biased have also been translated into the use of educational technology that is biased. This review makes the point that biases that have been pointed out and studied within the educational system have not been solved by the use of technology (as some had hoped). In fact, the biases have simply been converted into a new form and may have actually served to undo some the bias-eliminating practices that had been starting to take place in classrooms. Implications and suggestions for change are discussed.
Descriptors: Interaction, Educational Technology, Gender Bias, Gender Differences, Technology Integration
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