2012-09-05

¿Aleja internet a las mujeres de la informática?


Eso viene a decir Beth Andres-Beck en Is the Internet Convincing Women Not To Study Computer Science?.

Se echa la culpa a la universidad y a las empresas:


There is currently a responsibility-dodging contest between industry and academia over who is to blame for the declining enrollment of women in Computer Science and declining employment of women in software development. I hear people in industry bemoan the "empty pipeline", while academics maintain that women aren't entering their programs because of perceptions of the industry.


La autora aporta diversos datos de diferentes estudios:


Two recent South African* studies found that students who had not had Internet access were more likely to major in Computer Science than those with previous experience


Aporta más datos y concluye, avisando de que hay que tener cuidado:


I would caution against considering this support for any hypothesis relying on generalizations about the characteristics of women as a group, as the literature does not support gender as a distinguishing factor in career interest, skill or motivation [8]. Instead, the evidence suggests we should be looking to cultural factors amplified by the Internet that affect those identified by others as women, since the one thing women have in common is being perceived as female by members of the community.


Interesante.

Ya habíamos hablado de mujeres e informática en:

Lo que aleja a las mujeres de la informática: los informáticos.
Algunos hechos sobre mujeres y trabajo en tecnología.
Chicas y ordenadores.
Mujeres y desarrollo de programas.

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De: JJ Fecha: 2012-09-08 12:15

La verdad es que sería bastante complicado enlazar una cadena de razones que llevara a la gente con Internet a estar menos interesada en estudiar informática...



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De: Anónimo Fecha: 2012-09-09 01:09

Quizá resulte que pueda una conocer más "de cerca" determinadas mentalidades no muy atractivas que se dan a veces en círculos relacionados con informáticos en internet...



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