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Unlocking the clubhouse : women in computing

Author: Jane Margolis; Allan Fisher
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.
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"The information technology revolution is transforming almost every aspect of society, but girls and women are largely out of the loop. Although women surf the Web in equal numbers to men and make the majority of online purchases, few are involved in the design and creation of new technology. It is mostly men whose perspectives and priorities inform the development of computing innovations and who reap the lion's  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Margolis; Allan Fisher
ISBN: 0262133989 9780262133982 0262632691 9780262632690
OCLC Number: 47054696
Description: viii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: women out of the loop --
The magnetic attraction --
Middle and high school: a room of his own --
Computing with a purpose --
Geek mythology --
Living among the programming gods: the nexus of confidence and interest --
Persistence and resistance: staying in computer science --
A tale of 240 teachers --
Changing the university --
Epilogue: changing the conversation in computer science --
Appendix: research methodology --
Sources and further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher.
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"...a highly influential and celebrated study of women in computer science..." Scott Carlson The Chronicle of Higher Education "...rigorous, academic...practical and readable." Gill Stoker First Read more...

 
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