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Workshops in Computing

Women into Computing

Selected Papers 1988–1990

Editors: Lovegrove, Gillian, Segal, Barbara (Eds.)

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This book contains the majority of the papers presented at the 1990 Women into Computing Conference, together with selected papers from the 1989 and 1988 Conferences. In 1988, the main theme running through the Conference was that of dismay at the low number of women taking computing courses or following computing careers. The 1989 Conference was concerned solely with workshops for schoolgirls and the 1990 Conference concentrated on strategies rather than an assessment of the situation. As editors, we set as our task to make a selection of papers presenting the overall picture in 1990. We found that many of the issues discussed in 1988 are still a cause for concern in 1990, but that strategies to improve the situation are many and varied. Section I contains speeches from the invited speakers and needs little introduction. Section II contains papers covering so me attitudes and issues of concern, ranging from the specific (Gill Russell on child care and Laurie Keller on hacker mentality) through to broader aspects of gender inequality (the papers of Flis Henwood, Margaret Bruce and Alison Adam, and Lyn Bryant). Susan Jones takes a look at the reasons why we should want to see more women in computing, whilst Gillian Lovegrove and Wendy Hall present a more general paper on school and higher education.

Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • Women into Computing: The need for Positive Action Now

    Foster, Joanna

    Pages 1-7

  • Beyond the Great Divide

    Shirley, Mrs. Steve, OBE

    Pages 8-13

  • Computing in Schools: the Same Old Story

    Ward, Robin

    Pages 14-19

  • Getting Women into Computing

    MacGregor, John

    Pages 20-21

  • Attracting Women Returners in Computing

    Platt of Writtle, Baroness

    Pages 22-28

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-3875-4
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-19648-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women into Computing
Book Subtitle
Selected Papers 1988–1990
Editors
  • Gillian Lovegrove
  • Barbara Segal
Series Title
Workshops in Computing
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-3875-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-3875-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-19648-8
Series ISSN
1431-1682
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 428
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with the British Computer Society
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