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Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC) - Special Issue on Gender-Balancing Computing Education, Volume 4 Issue 1, March 2004

Special issue on gender-balancing computing education
Bettina Bair, J. McGrath Cohoon
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1060071.1060072

Communication in computer science classrooms: understanding defensive climates as a means of creating supportive behaviors
Kathy Garvin-Doxas, Lecia J. Barker
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1060071.1060073
All learning environments are characterized by numerous communication and interaction practices, which lend themselves to an overall characterization of the climate as defensive or supportive. A case study of public communication and interaction in a...

Voices of women in a software engineering course: reflections on collaboration
Sarah B. Berenson, Kelli M. Slaten, Laurie Williams, Chih-Wei Ho
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1060071.1060074
Those science, mathematics, and engineering faculty who are serious about making the education they offer as available to their daughters as to their sons are, we posit, facing the prospect of dismantling a large part of its traditional pedagogical...

Pair-programming helps female computer science students
Linda L. Werner, Brian Hanks, Charlie McDowell
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1060071.1060075
Pair-programming has been found to be very beneficial in educational settings. Students who pair in their introductory programming course are more confident, have greater course completion and pass rates, and are more likely to persist in...

Creating gender parity: an instruction aide's influence
Cynthia Y. Lester, Marcus Brown
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1060071.1060076
The decline in the number of women in computing disciplines has been attributed to different causes, and research on the decline continues to grow. While there are numerous reasons suggested for the imbalance in these disciplines, the perceptions...

Gender and black boxes in the programming curriculum
Peter McKenna
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1060071.1060077
This paper summarizes the results of an investigation into whether women and men have different (concrete and abstract) styles of programming, and whether the standard computing curriculum is therefore biased against women. The theory underpinning...