Gender and the pipeline metaphor in computing

TitleGender and the pipeline metaphor in computing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsVarma, R, Hahn, H
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03043797
Accession Number31334533
Keywordsattrition , computer , ENGINEERING , ethnic , ICT , leaky , PUBLIC , Sex , student , UNDERGRADUATES , United
AbstractBased on 150 interviews with a diverse group of students, this study looks at some of the weak joints in the "pipeline" metaphor for the recruitment and keeping of minorities and women in the engineering field. The study looked at students' study aspirations in elementary and high schools, the extent to which they hold a study-related job while in college and their career aspirations after graduating from college. After identifying areas where improvements are needed, the authors suggest a number measures that can be taken to improve representation of women in computing field.
NotesVarma, R. 1; Email Address: Hahn, H. 2; Affiliation: 1: University of New Mexico, USA 2: University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, Germany; Source Info: Mar2008, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p3; Subject Term: SEX differences; Subject Term: ENGINEERING students; Subject Term: COMPUTER science; Subject Term: COMPUTER engineering; Subject Term: STUDENT aspirations; Subject Term: UNDERGRADUATES; Subject Term: ETHNIC groups; Subject Term: PUBLIC institutions; Subject Term: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: attrition; Author-Supplied Keyword: ICT; Author-Supplied Keyword: leaky pipeline; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 9p; Illustrations: 3 Charts; Document Type: Article
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