Why aren’t girls choosing Computer Science?
As part of Google’s commitment to closing equity gaps in Computer Science, they conducted a research to find out what prevents girls across the educational pipeline from choosing Computer Science.
They found six critical barriers impacting participation of girls in Computer Science or Informatics studies :
1. Computer Science is often perceived as an isolated subject - rather than a skill to develop.
2.There aren’t enough relatable role models, leaving girls to rely on stereotypes in the media to form perceptions of Computer Science.
3.The lack of support for Computer Science teachers directly impacts learner engagement with Computer Science
4.There’s a disconnect between what students learn in school and what Computer Science looks like in their daily lives.
5. Parents are disconnected from Computer Science learning.
6.Peer networks are limited.
Mark your calendars for the 28tH of October 2023, and join us at Ted University to discover and tackle 3 barriers and encourage our community to help girls deals with these problems.
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