Is change on the horizon for Maori and Pacifica female high school students when it comes to ICT?

Morton, Scott and Vos, Marta and Redmond, Petrea (2018) Is change on the horizon for Maori and Pacifica female high school students when it comes to ICT? In: 9th Annual Conference of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ2018), 11-13 July 2018, Wellington, New Zealand.

[img]
Preview
Text (Accepted Version)
Morton_Vos_Redmond_AV.pdf

Download (533kB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper explores some of the factors that discourage the participation of Māori and Pacific girls in ICT in New Zealand. Despite many ICT job opportunities, there has been a steady decrease in the percentage of girls, especial Māori and Pacific girls entering into ICT study, and pursuing ICT careers. This study used a modified version of the conceptual framework designed by Bernhardt (2014) based on the 'STEMcell' model. The STEMcell framework was used to explores the factors that discourage participation in ICT through such concepts as cultural, social, structural and social IT that contribute to the likelihood of student’s career choice in ICT. An online questionnaire gathered data from year 11 students studying at high schools within Wellington, New Zealand. The findings indicated that Pacific girl’s more than Māori girls reported that their family members were seen as role models, which could impact on their future career choices. The statistical results also show that stereotypes are still alive in both Māori and Pacific year 11 student’s perceptions and that both Pacific and Māori girls from year 11 are unlikely to follow a career in ICT. Currently, the number of Māori and Pacific girls enrolling in ICT subjects at secondary school is still substantially below that for boys and, until changes are made, Māori and Pacific girls going into the industry will be in the minority.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 34778
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted version.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 04:52
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 03:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maori, Pacific, girls, ICT, school, stereotyping, role models, culture, #Social IT, STEMcell
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130311 Pacific Peoples Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939905 Maori Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939906 Pacific Peoples Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34778

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only