CSC 295.04 2013S Women and Computing : Handouts

Some Sample Readings

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To provide more opportunity for participants to direct the reading group in directions that interest them, I am not specifying the weekly readings; it is the responsibility of each week's leaders (after week 2) to choose the readings.

But I know that it's hard to choose readings. Here are some we found successful the last time we ran this reading group. You will also find it useful to look on the ACM CD (distributed in class) and some books on women and computing that I'll make available. (And, of course, you can find some great stuff on the Interweb and the Library.)

Jo Sanders, 2005. Gender and Technology in Education: A Research Review

Gloria Childress Townsend. 2002. People who make a difference: mentors and role models. SIGCSE Bull. 34, 2 (June 2002), 57-61. DOI=10.1145/543812.543831
Rahman Tashakkori, James T. Wilkes, and Edward G. Pekarek. 2005. A systemic mentoring model in computer science. In Proceedings of the 43rd annual Southeast regional conference - Volume 1 (ACM-SE 43), Vol. 1. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 371-375. DOI=10.1145/1167350.1167453

Selections from the Computing Educators Oral History Project.

Sara Kiesler, Lee Sproull, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles. 2002. Pool halls, chips, and war games: women in the culture of computing. SIGCSE Bull. 34, 2 (June 2002), 159-164. DOI=10.1145/543812.543850

Lecia J. Barker, Kathy Garvin-Doxas, and Eric Roberts. 2005. What can computer science learn from a fine arts approach to teaching?. In Proceedings of the 36th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 421-425. DOI=10.1145/1047344.1047482

Allan Fisher and Jane Margolis. 2002. Unlocking the clubhouse: the Carnegie Mellon experience. SIGCSE Bull. 34, 2 (June 2002), 79-83. DOI=10.1145/543812.543836

Maria Charles and Karen Bradley. 2006. A Matter of Degrees: Female Underrepresentation in Computer Science Programs Cross-Nationally. In Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray (eds.) Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation. 183-204 Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kathryn M. Bartol and William Barsol. The Transition of Women from the Academic World to the IT Worksplace: A Review of Relevant Research. In Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray (eds.) Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation. 377-420. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Lori Carter. 2006. Why students with an apparent aptitude for computer science don't choose to major in computer science. SIGCSE Bull. 38, 1 (March 2006), 27-31. DOI=10.1145/1124706.1121352

An assortment of readings on job and academic trends: Taulbee survey, CNN Money on the 50 Best Jobs in America, etc.

Judith A. McGaw. 1989. No Passive Victims, No Separate Spheres: A Feminist Perspective on Technology's History. In Cutliffe, Stephen H. & Post, Robert C. (Eds), History & The History of Technology: Essays in Konor of Melvin Kranzberg. Bethlehem: Legih U. Press.

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