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The odd one out: Revisiting and investigating the gender imbalance in ICT study choices

Posted on 31 Mar 2015 with 0 comments
Gender and ICT Trends

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For the past two decades there has been an imbalance between male and female students entering the Bachelor of Information Technology degree from high schools. The literature suggests that only one in six students entering higher education to study computer related degrees are female. It also suggests that occupational stereotyping can be linked to the decline in the number of females entering computing degree courses. This research is proposing to revisit and investigate why this is still prevalent in today`s society that has been brought up on technology and can see the benefits of good careers and good jobs.


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