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ERIC Number: EJ874329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
First Aid for Female Casualties of the Information Highway
Redmond, Petrea
Australian Educational Computing, v21 n1 p26-32 Jun 2006
Females are under-represented in education, training and employment in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Research shows that girls are tuning out to ICTs in school and they have a low participation rate in ICT related tertiary study and employment. The Tech Savvy report by the American Association of University Women (2000) suggests "they are not so much phobic but are disenchanted". This paper discusses a case study which is attempting to increase ICT skills and self confidence in a small group of female students through mentoring and increased access to ICT tools. It also considers whether isolated projects such as this one are attempts in first aide rather than radical surgery to ensure that females are not left behind in the digital revolution (Green, 2003).
Australian Council for Computers in Education. P.O. Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia