Encouraging Girls to Consider a Career in ICT: A Review of Strategies

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Miliszewska, Iwona and Moore, Aidan (2010) Encouraging Girls to Consider a Career in ICT: A Review of Strategies. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 9. pp. 143-166. ISSN 2165-3151 (print) 2165-316X (online)


This article reviews strategies designed to improve female participation in ICT studies and careers. In reviewing a range of strategies from around the world, the article identifies the different actors engaging with the “problem” of girls and technology. It points to the many crossovers that occur as governments, higher education providers, industry, and the voluntary sector complement each other in their search for effective solutions to a dilemma that is increasingly recognised as being much more complex than a simple dichotomy of gender and technology. The particular milieu for which this review has been conducted – an educationally and otherwise disadvantaged area of Melbourne, Australia – is reflected in identification of strategies specifically focused on girls and women with low socio-economic status (SES) and students exposed to educational disadvantage.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7377
Official URL http://www.informingscience.us/icarus/journals/jit...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
Keywords ResPubID19707, ICT, girls, educational disadvantage, ethnicity, low SES, international solutions, secondary schools, community-based programs, national initiatives, gender equity
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