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Issue 3 • Date Fall 2003

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  • Diversifying computing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):8 - 9
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    The Computing Research Association (CRA) is an educational non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Its mission is to promote research and advanced education in computing. It members include computing research-oriented academic departments and government and industrial laboratories in the United States and Canada. Many of the major computing professional societies are affiliates of... View full abstract»

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  • Gender and race in predicting achievement in computer science

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    In the study described here, 65 prospective computer or information science majors worked through a tutorial on the basics of Perl. Eighteen students were African American. All actions were recorded and time-stamped, allowing us to investigate the relationship among six factors that we believed would predict performance in an introductory computer science (CS) course (as measured by course grade) ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer self-efficacy, gender, and educational background in South Africa

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):43 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Research has demonstrated possible factors for low participation by women, including self-efficacy. This paper considers computer self-efficacy and its relationship to gender and educational background. Self-efficacy is based on self-perception and is defined as the belief an individual has about their ability to perform a particular task. Self-efficacy is important as it influences the choice of ... View full abstract»

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  • The computer science pipeline in urban high schools: access to what? For whom?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):12 - 19
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    Our research was conceived out of a desire to understand why so few underrepresented students of color are learning computer science at the high school level. High school is a critical time for pre-college preparation and for getting on the right "track" for college and future career opportunities. Yet, by college the number of students of color obtaining bachelors degrees in computer science is r... View full abstract»

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  • NSF initiatives for the information technology workforce

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 11
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    It is the policy of the United States government to encourage the progress of women and underrepresented minorities in science and engineering, including information technology (IT). For over a decade the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) of NSF has been supporting projects designed to improve opportunities for women and minorities in computing. From an initial em... View full abstract»

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  • Women of color in IT: degree trends and policy implications

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):36 - 42
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    Research on the degree trends in information technology focuses either on gender OR racial gaps. Since degree trends are different for women of color than for white women, it may be the case that what works for one group will not work for the other. Therefore, policy designed to increase women of color in the information technology workforce should be based on research on women of color. In the ab... View full abstract»

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  • Female graduate students and program quality

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 35
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    Despite rising numbers of women in computer science (CS) graduate programs, women still comprised less than one-third of enrolled students in those programs in recent years. Efforts to raise the level of female representation resulted in mixed success. Departments where faculty reported putting the most effort into recruiting female graduate students generally enrolled women in no greater, and som... View full abstract»

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  • Opinion - The technological efficiency of guerilla/ terrorist warfare

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):4 - 35
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  • Guest editorial - Special issue on women and minorities in information thechnology

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):6 - 7
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