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"Who Benefits and Who Suffers": Gender and Education at the Dawn of the Age of Information Technology

by Joan N. Burstyn - 1993

In relation to gender discrimination, studies of the use of computers by girls and boys in the United States suggest that less frequent use of them by girls may be linked to gender socialization. The fact that girls and boys are likely to be differentially impacted by the introduction of computer technology was pointed out by scholars several years ago. Socialization is one of several influences that affect the impact on girls and boys not only of computers but of other technologies as well. In this chapter, I will discuss the implications of changes over the last fifty years brought about by several technologies.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 5, 1993, p. 107-125
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18852, Date Accessed: 11/27/2021 6:17:33 PM

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  • Joan Burstyn
    Syracuse University
    JOAN N. BURSTYN is Professor of Cultural Foundatiom of Education and of History at Syracuse University.
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