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Women's studies and computer science: their intersection

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Estrin, Thelma ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Los Angeles, CA, USA

Women's studies and computer science both evolved as academic disciplines in the 1960s, but they evolved along very different paths. The differences between science, engineering, and the humanities are discussed, followed by a brief review of women's studies. Feminist epistemology and its dedication to concrete learning introduce new ideas for gaining knowledge that will also make computer science more relevant for minority and low-income students. Children's use of computer technology and Logo software is introduced

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

Fall 1996

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