Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing (MIT Press)

4,14 valoración promedio
( 214 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780262632690: Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing (MIT Press)

Understanding and overcoming the gender gap in computer science education.

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 a 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 share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a "male clubhouse," absent major changes.

In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother's bedroom to women's feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon -- where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7% in 1995 to 42% in 2000 -- and at high schools around the country.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

When there were no opportunities for women in the sciences, it was assumed they had no aptitude for the work. Even today, our tendency is to explain the gender gap by pointing out cognitive differences between men and women, overlooking the powerful societal pressures that guide young people into--and away from--certain careers. Convinced that "women must know more than how to use technology; they must know how to design and create it," Jane Margolis, a social scientist, and Allan Fisher, a computer scientist and college dean, devised a four-year study (involving some 230 interviews) at Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. They found that the seven percent of female undergraduates at the college started out with as much excitement and talent as their male counterparts, but often wilted early on, perceiving that male students had come to college far better prepared than they had. "The study of computer science education can be seen as a microcosm of how a realm of power can be claimed by one group of people," the authors argue, "relegating others to outsiders." Happily, thanks to their efforts, female enrollment is up at Carnegie Mellon, and more women are remaining in the field. The racial divide in computer science is as pronounced as the gender gap, however, and would benefit from studies like the one described in Unlocking the Clubhouse. Surely the door can be pried open for blacks and Hispanics as well. --Regina Marler

About the Author:

Allan Fisher, former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, is President and CEO of Carnegie Technology Education, a Carnegie Mellon education company.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Margolis, Jane
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2003. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería TM-9780262632690

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,17
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,37
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Jane MargolisAllan Fisher
Editorial: MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0262632691

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,95
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Margolis, Jane
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2003. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780262632690

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,32
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,37
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Jane Margolis, Allan Fisher
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Understanding and overcoming the gender gap in computer science education.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 a 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 share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a male clubhouse, absent major changes.In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother s bedroom to women s feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon -- where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7 in 1995 to 42 in 2000 -- and at high schools around the country. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780262632690

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,27
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Jane Margolis, Allan Fisher
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Understanding and overcoming the gender gap in computer science education.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 a 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 share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a male clubhouse, absent major changes.In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother s bedroom to women s feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon -- where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7 in 1995 to 42 in 2000 -- and at high schools around the country. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780262632690

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,43
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Jane Margolis, Allan Fisher
Editorial: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Understanding and overcoming the gender gap in computer science education.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 a 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 share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a male clubhouse, absent major changes.In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother s bedroom to women s feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon -- where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7 in 1995 to 42 in 2000 -- and at high schools around the country. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780262632690

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,52
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Jane Margolis; Allan Fisher
Editorial: The MIT Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0262632691

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Margolis, Jane
Editorial: The MIT Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0262632691

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,29
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,68
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Margolis, Jane; Fisher, Allan
Editorial: The MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The MIT Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0262632691. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0262632691ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Jane Margolis; Allan Fisher
Editorial: MIT Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0262632691 ISBN 13: 9780262632690
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 2
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción MIT Press, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería TV9780262632690

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,97
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda