A new paper on our research collaboration with the Department of Gender Studies and Social Sciences has been accepted for the Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management.
Our collaboration explores how we can better understand the issue of gender diversity in Computer Science, and how we can make changes in our educational environments to approach more equal representation. This paper reports on our analysis of a study of perceptions of Computer Science by current undergraduate University students across multiple domains, who had the prerequisites to study Computer Science but had not elected to pursue this area. We analyse their perceptions and experiences through the lens of American feminist philosopher, Iris Marion Young’s analysis of the ‘five faces’ of oppression, and make recommendation of strategies whereby Australian universities could support women in Computer Science and educate men about respectful behaviour and gender equity.
Dee Michell, Anna Szorenyi, Katrina Falkner & Claudia Szabo, Broadening participation not border protection: how universities can support women in Computer Science. Accepted for the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.