The odd one out: revisiting and investigating the gender imbalance in ICT study choices

Morton, Scott and Redmond, Petrea (2015) The odd one out: revisiting and investigating the gender imbalance in ICT study choices. Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 19 (1). pp. 2-3. ISSN 1174-0175

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Abstract

For the past two decades there has been an imbalance between male and female students entering the Bachelor of Information Technology degree from high schools. The literature suggests that only one in six students entering higher education to study computer related degrees are female. It also suggests that occupational stereotyping can be linked to the decline in the number of females
entering computing degree courses. This research is proposing to revisit and investigate why this is still prevalent in today`s society that has been brought up on technology and can see the benefits of good careers and good jobs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 02:59
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 03:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: computers and education, computer uses in education, collaborative learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27229

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