Computers, Gender Bias, and Young Children
Ambika Bhargava, Anna Kirova-Petrova, Shannan McNair, Oakland University, United States
ITCE Volume 1999, Number 1, ISSN 1522-8185 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
This article discusses the discrepancy that exists with regard to the girls' and boys' access and use of computers in classrooms and suggests strategies to minimize gender biases before stereotypic behaviors are established. It is argued that differences between genders in computer usage can be attributed to gender biased classroom practices, lack of female role models, computer gender gap in homes, and the scarcity of bias-free software programs. It is suggested that increased awareness on the part of teacher and parents with regard to sex role stereotyping in conjunction with selection of antibias software programs, and equitable use of computers and software in classrooms can minimize biased attitudes towards technology. A proactive rather than a retroactive approach to dealing with biases will prepare children to be competent users of this technology in the 21st century.
Bhargava, A., Kirova-Petrova, A. & McNair, S. (1999). Computers, Gender Bias, and Young Children. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 1999(1), 263-274. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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