ERIC Number: EJ964265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Are Girls Game?: How School Libraries Can Provide Gender Equity in E-Gaming
Farmer, Lesley S. J.
Knowledge Quest, v40 n1 p14-17 Sep-Oct 2011
Gaming has come to the library. School librarians are increasingly incorporating gaming into their program of resources and services. Besides addressing the natural interest that youth have in games, school librarians recognize the educational benefits of games, particularly in terms of information and digital literacies. While board games have been around for centuries, e-gaming (that is, playing video, console, and computer games) is a relatively new phenomenon. And, unlike board games that have interested both sexes, e-games seem to engage boys more than girls. In this article, the author discusses how school librarians can address this apparent inequity and provide positive e-gaming experiences for all students.
Descriptors: Females, School Libraries, Sex Fairness, Librarians, Computer Games, Educational Games, Video Games, Library Materials, Library Services, Change Strategies
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/knowledgequest.cfm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A