ERIC Number: EJ700876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-1
Girls and Gaming: A Summary of the Research with Implications for Practice
Agosto, Denise E.
Teacher Librarian, v31 n3 p8 Feb 2004
Over the last two decades, the topic of gender and computer gaming has generated much research interest. Researchers have examined a number of related issues, including the relative frequency with which girls and boys use computer games, the educational benefits of gaming and the types of educational games that appeal to girls. This article organizes the major findings from this research into thematic issues and considers the implications for teacher-librarians. It also offers practical suggestions to implement in the school library. These methods can help change the image of computer games as "boys' toys" to computer games a medium of entertainment and education for all young people. A list of computer games that meet girls' preferences, and are available free on the Internet is provided.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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