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dc.contributor.convenorJulie Kiggins, Lisa Kervinen_AU
dc.contributor.authorRowan, Leonieen_US
dc.contributor.editorJulie Kiggins, Lisa Kervin and Jessica Manteien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:18:30Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:18:30Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-30T07:20:15Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32646
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the implications for teacher educators of the dominant beliefs currently circulating within diverse Australian high schools about the (lack of) relationship between girls' interests, girls' careers, girls' futures and the broad field of information technology. It identifies students' attitudes towards the content, relevance and general appeal of IT subjects to highlight the challenges for both teachers and teacher educators who may be seeking to address the issues associated with girls' under representation in IT courses and also contribute to an ongoing project of gender based educational reform. Emphasis throughout the paper is on the persistence of discourses that continue to position girls and IT in opposition to each other and on the challenges of subverting these discourses through the introduction of new figurations (cf Rosi Braidotti, 1994) or transformative understandings of what it now means to be a female student, a female teacher, or a female IT user. The paper concludes by reflecting on the implications of these themes for teachers and teacher educators: particularly those with an on-going commitment to the broad field of educational justice.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Teacher Education Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeWollongong, NSWen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://atea.edu.au/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=116&task=viewcategory&catid=60en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename7th Australian teacher education asssociation conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleQuality in Teacher Education: Considering different perspectives and agendasen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-07-03en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-07-06en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationWollongongen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMulti-Disciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode999999en_US
dc.title“I don’t need IT because I’m going to be a teacher” and other popular beliefs: High school students’ explanations for the under representation of girls in information technology subjectsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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