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ERIC Number: EJ826621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Sectoral and Gender-Wise Analysis of the Choice of Computer Science Studies in Israeli High Schools
Eidelman, L.; Hazzan, O.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v27 n4 p391-422 Oct 2008
Worldwide surveys indicate that the number of women studying undergraduate-level Computer Science is constantly decreasing. Based on data collected in Israel, significant differences were found in the percentages of female high school students studying advanced-level Computer Science among different sectors. More specifically, while the percentage of female high school students studying advanced-level Computer Science is about 50% for the Arab minority sector, the percentage of female students studying Computer Science at the same level among the Jewish majority sector is only about 25%. This situation was investigated by using both qualitative and quantitative research tools. The paper analyzes this situation within the model of "achievement-related choices" developed by Eccles and her colleagues. (Contains 15 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel