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ISSN 1736-7514 (electronic)  ISSN 1406-0922 (print)
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THEY ONLY TEACH US WORD AND EXCEL!; pp. 53–69

(Full article in PDF format) https//doi.org/10.3176/tr.2020.1.03


Authors

Eneli Kindsiko, Anne Aidla, Helen Poltimäe, Kulno Türk

Abstract

There is a considerable shortage of females interested in becoming ICT specialists, and the roots of this disinterest can be traced back to the schooling. A sample of 291 high school seniors from 5 different schools in Estonia were surveyed about their future study choices and perceived influences on those choices. The findings indicate that there is a crucial need to systematically upgrade the level of obligatory computer classes (pedagogical lag), as the classroom experience is a key factor that shapes career-related decisions among young women. We claim that merely offering one-off initiatives (computer camps and summer schools) is not enough, but obligatory computer classes should keep pace with ICT developments in society.

Keywords

gender studies, ICT, computers, improving classroom teaching, education

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