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Demography and IS/IT students: Is this digital divide widening?
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  • Cindy H. Randall
  • Han Reichgelt
  • Barbara A. Price
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Han Reichgelt

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2003
Date Issued
January 2003
Date Available
July 2014
Disciplines
Abstract

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.

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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)
Language
en_US
Publisher
International Academy for information Management (IAIM)
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Randall, C., Reichgelt, H., & Price, B. (2003). Demography and IS/IT students: Is this digital divide widening? Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Informatics Education Research, Barcelona, Spain, December 13-15 2002. (ED481747)