First aid for female casualties of the information highway

Redmond, Petrea (2006) First aid for female casualties of the information highway. Australian Educational Computing, 21 (1). pp. 26-32. ISSN 0816-9020

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Females are under-represented in education, training and employment in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Research shows that girls are tuning out to ICTs in school and they have a low participation rate in ICT related tertiary study and employment. The Tech Savvy report by the American Association of University Women (2000) suggests 'they are not so much phobic but are disenchanted'. This paper discusses a case study which is attempting to increase ICT skills and self confidence in a small group of female students through mentoring and increased access to ICT tools. It also considers whether isolated projects such as this one are attempts in first aide rather than radical surgery to ensure that females are not left behind in the digital revolution (Green, 2003).

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright: To cite this article: Redmond P. First aid for female casualties of the information highway. [online]. Australian Educational Computing; v.21 n.1 p.26-32; June 2006. ISSN: 0816-9020.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: girls; women; ICT; case study; digital revolution
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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