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ERIC Number: EJ866119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
CompuGirls: Designing a Culturally Relevant Technology Program
Scott, Kimberly A.; Aist, Gregory; Hood, Denice Ward
Educational Technology, v49 n6 p34-39 Nov-Dec 2009
Nationally, women are greatly under-represented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) postsecondary majors. Intersect race, social class, and gender, and low-income girls of color enter technology fields at a lower rate than White middle-income females. The authors created an after-school and summer program, CompuGirls, framed by heuristics that encourage academic and professional achievement. In this article, they describe how the CompuGirls curriculum integrates social justice with computing, thereby encouraging learners to design for diversity. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona