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Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing

A Historical and Social Study

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Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing by William Aspray
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This text examines in detail the issue of the underrepresentation of women, African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics in the computing disciplines in the U.S. The work reviews the underlying causes, as well as the efforts of various nonprofit organizations to correct the situation, in order to both improve social equity and address the shortage of skilled workers in this area. Topics and features: presents a digest and historical overview of the relevant literature from a range of disciplines, including leading historical and social science sources; discusses the social and political factors that have affected the demographics of the workforce from the end of WWII to the present day; provides historical case studies on organizations that have sought to broaden participation in computing and the STEM disciplines; reviews the different approaches that have been applied to address underrepresentation, at the individual, system-wide, and pathway-focused level; profiles the colleges and universities that have been successful in opening up computer science or engineering to female students; describes the impact of individual change-agents as well as whole organizations.
Release date Australia
May 31st, 2018
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Illustrations
1 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 271 p. 1 illus.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
271
Dimensions
156x234x15
ISBN-13
9783319796819
Product ID
28247703

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