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Demography and IS/IT students: Is this digital divide widening?

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Han Reichgelt

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January 2003

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July 2014


At a time when demand for employees with IT skills is booming, there is a decline not only in the number of females entering this field of study in most western countries but also in the number of females taking computer courses[Nielsen, von Hellens, Wong, 2000]. Moreover, the gap in computer access and training for minorities is not declining [Hoffman and Novak, 2002]. However, data from Australia indicate that under-representation of women and minorities is somewhat less pronounced in programs in IT or Software Engineering than in programs in Computer Science or Computer Engineering [von Hellens and Nielson, 2000].This paper seeks to determine whether there are similar differences in the state of Georgia in the U.S.


Citation only. Full-text article is available through the link provided. Published in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Informatics Education Research, Barcelona, Spain, December 13-15 2002. (ED481747)




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