Female students' experiences of programming: It's not all bad!

Pau, Reena, Grace, Marcus, Hall, Wendy and Woollard, John (2011) Female students' experiences of programming: It's not all bad! In, ITiCSE 2011 , Darmstadt, DE, 27 - 29 Jun 2011.


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Programming has been cited as a barrier for female students to enjoy and pursue computing as a career or at higher education. However, there are examples of good practice, which demonstrate that programming can act as a bridge rather than a barrier. As a result of surveying 103 students and interviewing 60 students from 3 different UK higher education institutions and this paper demonstrates that female students can enjoy programming and take it further for their careers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Mathematics and Science Education
ePrint ID: 176347
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
14 January 2011Submitted
8 March 2011In press
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 10:00
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:33
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176347

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