Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591407435
  • ISBN-13: 9781591407430
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 319 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies sheds light on the status of diversity in the field of IT education. It identifies a wide range of problems that educators face on a daily basis, and gives practical, applicable solutions, mainly by showcasing successful and replicable examples. The chapters in Diversity in Information Technology Education present research and introspection on race, gender, national origin, disability and other diversity categories. The examples, success stories from retention efforts, and strategies in assessment that account for diversity, and all supplement the topics with practical examples. If an instructor is planning on infusing diversity topics into the curriculum, this book contains pertinent information on how to identify problems and face issues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Diversity in Information Technology Education: Issues and Controversies Table of Contents.
1: Dimensions of Diversity in the IT Classroom Onground and Online.
2: Dialectic Argumentation for Promoting Dialogue in IT Education: An Epistemological Framework for Considering the Social Impacts of IT.
3: Bridging the Digital Divide: A Feminist Perspective on the Project.
4: Gender and Programming: Mixing the Abstract and the Concrete.
5: Dimensions of Sustainable Diversity in IT: Applications to the IT College Major and Career Aspirations Among Underrepresented High School Students of Color.
6: Under-Representation of African American Women Pursuing Higher-Level Degrees in the Computer Science/Technology Fields.
7: Working with Students in Math, Technology, and Sciences for Better Success: One Faculty Member's Experiences.
8: Assessing Diversity Issues in Instructional Technology: Strategies that Enhance Student Learning and Generate Outcomes Assessment Data.
9: The Open Ended Group Project: A Way of Including Diversity in the IT Curriculum.
10: Attack of the Rainbow Bots: Generating Diversity through Multi-Agent Systems.
11: Adaptive Technology in a Computing Curriculum.
12: Tessellations: A Tool for Diversity Infusions in the Curriculum.
13: Training Faculty for Diversity Infusion in the IT Curriculum.
About the Authors.