Women and computers : the feminine mystaque

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Sterenberg, Gladys Yvonne
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2000
Recent Canadian statistics have shown a dramatic decrease in women enrolling in computer science courses at the university level. This study presents quantitative and qualitative research that forms a profile of the family background, schooling experiences and personal characteristics of women who are successful computer science students at this level. Forty-five male and female technology students were surveyed to determine emerging gender differences and 4 females were interviewed. Contrary to previous studies, the lack of early and extensive computer experience did not limit these women. Recommendations for increasing female participation in computer culture include providing parents, teachers, and students with career information and improving critical problem solving skills in math instruction.
ix, 172 leaves ; 28 cm.
Computers and women , Computer science -- Study and teaching , Women -- Effect of technological innovations on , Dissertations, Academic