Changing the High School Culture to Promote Interest in IT Careers

Changing the High School Culture to Promote Interest in IT Careers

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Interviews with high achieving middle school girls enrolled in a math and technology summer program showed that one fourth of the girls were interested in careers in IT. The girls were interviewed four years later when they were in high school. We found that all of them were still interested in math and most of them were taking, or had taken, advanced math courses. However, only several were taking or had taken a computer science course and only one girl expressed interest in pursuing a career in IT. They showed a general lack of information about computer science, computer scientists and careers in computer science.

Presented by Ann Howe, Sarah Berenson, and Mladen Vouk at the Changing Cultures, Changing Lives Conference, Oxford, UK, August 2005.

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2005