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I don't need IT because I'm going to be a teacher, and other popular beliefs: High school students' explanations for the under representation of girls in information technology subjects

Rowan, Leonie 2007, I don't need IT because I'm going to be a teacher, and other popular beliefs: High school students' explanations for the under representation of girls in information technology subjects, in Quality in Teacher Education: Considering different perspectives and agendas, Proceedings of the 2007 Australian Teacher Education Association National Conference, Australian Teacher Education Association, Wollongong, N.S.W..

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Title I don't need IT because I'm going to be a teacher, and other popular beliefs: High school students' explanations for the under representation of girls in information technology subjects
Author(s) Rowan, Leonie
Conference name Australian Teacher Education Association. Conference (2007 : Wollongong, NSW)
Conference location Wollongong, NSW
Conference dates 3-6 Jul. 2007
Title of proceedings Quality in Teacher Education: Considering different perspectives and agendas, Proceedings of the 2007 Australian Teacher Education Association National Conference
Editor(s) Kiggins, J.
Kervin, L.
Mantei, J.
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian Teacher Education Association Conference
Publisher Australian Teacher Education Association
Place of publication Wollongong, N.S.W.
Summary This paper examines the implications for teacher educators of the dominant beliefs currently circulating within diverse Australian high schools about the (lack of) relationship between girls’ interests, girls’ careers, girls’ futures and the broad field of information technology. It identifies students' attitudes towards the content, relevance and general appeal of IT subjects to highlight the challenges for both teachers and teacher educators who may be seeking to address the issues associated with girls’ under representation in IT courses and also contribute to an ongoing project of gender based educational reform. Emphasis throughout the paper is on the persistence of discourses that continue to position girls and IT in opposition to each other and on the challenges of subverting these discourses through the introduction of new figurations (cf Rosi Braidotti, 1994) or transformative understandings of what it now means to be a female student, a female teacher, or a female IT user. The paper concludes by reflecting on the implications of these themes for teachers and teacher educators: particularly those with an on-going commitment to the broad field of educational justice.
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008222

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
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