- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Teachers College Press (June 3, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807748757
- ISBN-13: 978-0807748756
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,737,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teen Girls and Technology: What's the Problem, What's the Solution?
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The first part of this book details the role that technology plays in girls' social and academic lives. Farmer also makes the case that those who don't become involved with technology are disadvantaged in life, and society does not benefit from their full potential. The second section of the book focuses on the research and the realities of technology and gender-related issues. The author makes her case that schools, communities, and families need to pay particular attention to why so many females are shying away from technology-heavy fields of study and careers. She states that it is societal attitudes and pressures that send mixed messages to young women. Finally, she provides technology-enhanced learning activities broken into in-school activities, community-based initiatives, and family-based activities. This section is the book's real value. It contains many suggestions on how to get girls interested in using and possibly exploring a career in technology. While the research is thorough, it is presented without any illustrative material to highlight points of interest, making the text somewhat dense and dry. Strong emphasis on curriculum and school-related issues makes this most useful for schools, but larger libraries and systems will also want to consider it.–Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY
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''Lesley Farmer provides a framework that teachers, librarians, youth workers, and parents can use to empower girls to succeed in today's technology--rich world.'' --Adolescence Magazine
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I would recommend this book for educators especially those in the technology field. It addresses and gives good suggestions on how to help girls reach their full potential in our technological world.