A Sorry Tale - A Study of Women's participation in IT Higher Education in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Edwards, J
dc.contributor.author Kay, J
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T03:52:28Z
dc.date.issued 2001-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, 2001, 33 (4), pp. 329 - 335
dc.identifier.issn 1443-458X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5741
dc.description.abstract This paper examines long term changes in the participation of women in professionally accredited computing degree programs. It reports on the results of three intensive Australia-wide studies of the situation in the mid 1980s, in 1992 and in the late 1990s. The early study painted a detailed and rather depressing picture of women's representation in IT education. It also identified barriers to improvement in the discipline itself, the teaching institutions, and for individuals. The intervening years have seen many attempts to address these barriers in respect of both the attraction to and retention of women in IT courses. The current paper summarises the Australia wide studies and then draws upon recent localised data in contrasting environments and larger scale literature to explore how little things have changed as a result of these intervention programs.
dc.publisher Australian Computer Society
dc.title A Sorry Tale - A Study of Women's participation in IT Higher Education in Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 33
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 329 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 335 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Software en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 080204 Mathematical Software
dc.for 080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
dc.personcode 760007
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Distributed and Grid Systems en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Computing education, women's participation in IT en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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