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Gender and computers : understanding the digital divide

Author: Joel Cooper; Kimberlee D Weaver
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003.
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The book is intended to appeal to students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences, education, human factors, and computer science interested in gender differences in general, and in human-computer interaction, in particular.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cooper, Joel.
Gender and computers.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003
(DLC) 2003042142
(OCoLC)51652972
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Cooper; Kimberlee D Weaver
ISBN: 141060893X 9781410608932
OCLC Number: 53721029
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 168 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introducing the Problem : The Digital Divide: Unequal Access and Unequal Effects --
Computer Anxiety: A Matter of Gender : Computer Anxiety: A Matter of Gender ; Why Are There Gender Differences in Computer Anxiety? ; Computer Anxiety and its Relation to the Features of IT Software ; Gender Inequality in the Older Grades ; The Children Grow Up: On to University ; Learning Styles, Programming Styles, and Communication ; Biological Sex and Psychological Gender: "Getting With the Program" For Your Gender ; Consequences of Computer Anxiety: Computer Avoidance and Disidentification ; Into Adult Life: Computers in the Workplace ; A Concluding Comment --
The Social Context of Computing : The Social Context of Computing ; What Is Stressful About Other People? ; Men and Women Play "Zork": A Closer Look at What Constitutes Public ; Sex Composition of Computer Classes ; Conclusion: The Social Context Matters --
Expectancies and the Computer : Sources of Expectancies: True and Not So True ; The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in the Classroom: From Expectancy to Behavior ; Self-Fulfilling Prophecies, Girls, and Computing ; Performance Attributions and Information Technology ; Consequences of the Attributions: The "So What?" Question ; Educational Computer Software: Boy-Talk Produced by Gender Expectations --
A Threat in the Air : Stereotype Threat: The Digital Divide and the Stereotype ; The Case of Multiple Identities ; Further Consequences of Stereotype Threat: Disidentification --
Working Toward Solutions : A Model for Understanding the Digital Divide --
Solutions: Single-Sex Schools and Classrooms? : The Single-Sex/Co-Education Debate ; Research On Single-Sex Schools Versus Mixed-Sex Schools ; Gender-Stereotyped Conceptions of Mathematics and Science ; Further Choices: College Major, Future Profession ; An Alternative Approach: The Single-Sex Classroom ; Coming to Resolution.
Responsibility: Joel Cooper, Kimberlee D. Weaver.
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A scholarly examination of the problem of gender inequity in the information age. It begins with an analysis of how girls develop computer anxiety in the early school years and explores psychological  Read more...

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