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Girls back off mathematics again: the views and experiences of girls in computer-based mathematics

Vale, Colleen M (2002) Girls back off mathematics again: the views and experiences of girls in computer-based mathematics. Mathematics education research journal, 14 (3). pp. 202-218. ISSN 1033-2170

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Abstract

The views and experiences of girls in two co-educational mathematics classrooms in which computers were regularly used were researched. Data were collected by observation and videotaping of lessons, questionnaire, and interviews of students and the teachers. In this paper case studies of six girls are presented. Their ‘stories’reveal a diversity of experiences and views and multiple gender identities. High achieving girls persisted as “outsiders within,” other girls “backed off”, and exceptional girls challenged gender stereotypes. Implications for social justice in mathematics in the age of the super highway are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 230000 Mathematical Sciences
RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
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Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008 01:46
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 06:09
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1040
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