In search of female IT-students

Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, Lene Tolstrup Sørensen, Nette Schultz

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This article looks at the problem of retaining female students in IT educations. It is argued that there are changes to be made at the university were the male domination is resulting in a limited approach to teaching IT both with regard to content and methods. Emphasis on more modern teaching methods and application of technology is needed as well as elimination of female hostile attitudes. The findings are based on a literature review supplemented with results from a work shop with students from a technical university.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date2008
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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