ERIC Number: EJ874320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
The Digital Divide: Are Our Girls Falling through the Gap?
Australian Educational Computing, v20 n2 p11-15 Dec 2005
The comprehensive Girls Tech study undertaken recently by Rutgers University (The World-BankDouglass, 2004) supports the findings of a number of previous studies (Newmarch, 2000; Scott, 1998; Smith, 2005; Walker, 2002) which indicate that some females still view technology as a threatening part of male culture. There is concern about the low percentage of female learners engaging in technology-based courses at a secondary school levels (Comber, 1997; Hough, 2004; Wilcox, 1996). This paper is a search of current literature on brain research and gender based learning. The literature reports that some females prefer specific styles of pedagogy to suit their cognitive processing preferences. Ranges of instructional strategies are discussed to develop a pedagogy that engages girls in technology-based classes.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Females, Brain, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Cognitive Processes, Information Technology, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia