Rethinking the 'problem' of gender and IT schooling: discourses in literature. Abbiss, J. Gender and Education, 20(2):153--165, March, 2008.
  author    = {Jane Abbiss},
  title     = {{Rethinking the 'problem' of gender and IT schooling:
              discourses in literature}},
  journal   = {Gender and Education},
  pages     = {153--165},
  year      = 2008,
  month     = {March},
  volume    = {20},
  number    = {2},
  annote    = {Abstract:
              A review of the international research
              literature pertaining to gender and
              information technology (IT) schooling
              reveals changing ideas about what
              constitutes a gender problem. Much of the
              literature is concerned with gender
              differences in computer uses and
              interests and perceived disadvantages
              accruing to females as a result of these
              differences. This reflects and
              contributes to a dominant liberal equity
              discourse. Growing awareness of the
              limitations of earlier research, the
              changing nature of IT schooling,
              contradictions in students' computer
              interests and dissatisfaction with
              simplistic explanations has led, however,
              to post-structural rethinking and the
              emergence of a critical discourse.
              Assumptions of essential differences and
              deficit ways of thinking are challenged.
              Persistent gender differences in IT use
              are explored in their social complexity
              and the very notion that there is a
              gender problem is problematised. This
              presents a different and ultimately more
              satisfying way of thinking about the
              problem of gender and IT schooling.

              academic discourse;
              computer science education;
              gender issues;
              information science education;
              information technology},
  issn      = {09540253},

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