[Edu-sig] Girls, women and Programming (- and Python)
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 11:57:46 +0100
At 11:32 AM 8/4/02 -0400, Clark C . Evans wrote:
>| 1) Why are there so few girl and women interested in programming?
>| (look, for instance, at the list of partiicipants of all those mailing
>In the U.S. this is mostly cultural, programming is a "boy" thing
>since it is "technical"....
Good reading on this is:
Sherry Turkle and Seymour Papert,
Epistemological pluralism and the revaluation of the concrete
Online version at: http://www.papert.com/articles/EpistemologicalPluralism.html
The paper also appears in Harel & Papert (Eds), "Constructionism" (Ablex
Publishing 1992) - a wonderful collection of articles produced in the first
decade of MIT's Epistemology & Learning Group.
Sherry Turkle is, I think, one of the best-known writers about the
girls/computers issue - see for example "Life on the Screen".
Seymour Papert is, for me, the greatest writer and one of the greatest
researchers on computers and learning - see www.papert.com for starters.
Dr Phillip Kent, London, UK
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