Gender, Technology and the Social Studies: What's the Problem?
Margaret Crocco, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States ; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, United States ; Cheryl Mason Bolick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States ; Ellen Meier, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States ; Judith Cramer, Teachers College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This panel will address a paradox revealed by a review of current literature on technology in the social studies: its reticence on the issue of gender. The first half hour will be spent contextualizing the paradox. Responding to the title question - "Gender, technology and social studies: what's the problem?"-will be three scholars: Michael Berson (University of South Florida), Cheryl Mason Bolick (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Ellen Meier (Teacher College, Columbia University). A lively discussion with the audience will follow, for the second half hour, aimed at mapping a research agenda for the 21st century, to relate gender, technology and the social studies. Panel organizers Margaret Crocco and Judith Cramer (Teachers College) received a best paper award at SITE 2004 for a presentation on women, technology, and social studies education.
Crocco, M., Berson, M., Mason Bolick, C., Meier, E. & Cramer, J. (2006). Gender, Technology and the Social Studies: What's the Problem?. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4071-4073). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).