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Melissa Koch's 1994 article in Technos Quarterly describes factors that may
cause some girls to turn away from technology.
and Technology in Education: A Research Review
This extensive 2005 article by Jo Sanders, an internationally recognized
authority on gender equity, offers an extraordinarily clear, comprehensive,
well-documented account of worldwide research in the area of gender and
technology in education, both in and outside the classroom, from pre-school
through the university. It includes coverage of efforts to remedy the
imbalance between males' and females' involvement with technology.
Janie Can't Engineer: Raising Girls to Succeed
This article by freelance writer Pat McNees appeared in 2004 in the Washington
Post. In addition to the article, which offers useful insights into the under-representation
of girls in science, engineering, and technology, the web site provides links
to related resources, including a link to the 2003 book McNees wrote for the
National Science Foundation, New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls
in Science and Engineering.
the Microscope: A Decade of Gender Equity Projects in the Sciences
This 2004 report from the American Association of University Women [AAUW] looks
at hundreds of gender equity projects in the sciences funded over the past
decade by the AAUW and the National Science Foundation and addresses the following
questions: 1) what can we learn from a decade of gender equity efforts in the
sciences? 2) what types of gender equity projects in the sciences have been
supported and promoted? 3) which STEM disciplines and project approaches have
been favored and which have been overlooked? The report is available at no
cost as a downloadable pdf file for which you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader.
The Effect of Computers on the Gender Gap in Education
This "special issue" of GREAT: Gender Relations in Educational Applications
of Technology was created by Stanford University students in early 1998. It
offers a series of articles addressing gender inequality in the classroom,
gender disparity in computer-related fields, and the introduction of computers
into the classroom, as well as case studies, personal stories, and software