English | 192 pages | ISBN-10: 0807748757 | PDF | 1.35 Mb
'It is critical that we offer young women the creative challenges they need to exploit emerging technologies, and that we help them understand their rich choices for participation in a technology-driven future. Farmer's book is practical, grounded, and just in time...
The first part of this book details the role that technology plays in girls' social and academic lives. Farmer also makes the case that those who don't become involved with technology are disadvantaged in life, and society does not benefit from their full potential. The second section of the book focuses on the research and the realities of technology and gender-related issues. The author makes her case that schools, communities, and families need to pay particular attention to why so many females are shying away from technology-heavy fields of study and careers. She states that it is societal attitudes and pressures that send mixed messages to young women.
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