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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

2002 Volume 46, Number 6

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Round Girls in Square Computers: Feminist Perspectives on the Aesthetics of Computer Hardware

    Alison A. Carr-Chellman, Rose M. Marra & Shari L. Roberts

    Considers issues related to computer hardware, aesthetics, and gender. Explores how gender has influenced the design of computer hardware and how these gender-driven aesthetics may have worked to... More

    pp. 4-10

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  2. Gender & Information & Communications-Technology-A 10-Year Study of New Undergraduates

    Hamish Macleod, Denise Haywood, Jeff Haywood & Charles Anderson

    Describes a study conducted at the University of Edinburgh that investigated new undergraduate students' experience, skills, and attitudes to technology in order to develop a university-wide ICT ... More

    pp. 11-15

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  3. Single-Sex Computer Classes: An Effective Alternative

    Sandra L. Swain & Douglas M. Harvey

    Advocates single-sex computer instruction as a temporary alternative educational program to provide middle school and secondary school girls with access to computers, to present girls with... More

    pp. 17-20

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  4. Gender and Technology Awareness Training in Preservice Teacher Education

    Jennifer Gilley

    Discusses the gender gap in technological literacy and stresses the need for equity training in preservice teacher education programs. Reports the results of a survey of preservice teacher... More

    pp. 21-26

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  5. Improving First-Year Women Undergraduates' Perceptions of Their Computer Skills

    Saralyn G. Mathis

    Describes a project at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to encourage women to enroll in courses with a large computer technology component and to enable those women to be successful when ... More

    pp. 27-29

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  6. Technological and Gendered Pathways to Women's Empowerment and Community Development

    David Carey

    Describes the CAMINOS computer school that was developed in San Francisco to help Spanish-speaking immigrant and refugee women learn technology skills and English language skills to find white... More

    pp. 32-36

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  7. Creating Their Futures--The Transformative Possibilities for Women Using Technology in Their Professions

    Kathleen P. King

    Discussion of women as adult learners focuses on the adult learning theory of transformational learning as a framework to examine how women develop their careers, especially technology-related... More

    pp. 37-41

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  8. Changes in 4th Graders' Computer Literacy as a Function of Access, Gender, and Email Networks

    Steven Hackbarth

    Discusses gender differences in computer literacy and the unsuccessful integration of computer technology and its impact on girls and minorities. Describes a study of fourth graders that... More

    pp. 46-55

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  9. Technology Training for School Administrators: A Real World Approach

    Cynthia Geer

    Describes a course designed for school administrators that incorporates the use of technology for teaching and learning and the use of technology in non-instructional processes of managing and... More

    pp. 56-59

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  10. E-Mentors: Connecting Caring Adults and Kids through E-Mail

    Rojanne Brown & Sara Dexter

    Describes a mentoring program between an elementary school and a corporation that connects fifth and sixth grade students with adults who exchange email messages at least once a week to improve... More

    pp. 60-63

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