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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Where are the girls?

Why do so few girls sign up for computer programming courses in high school?

High school may be too late. The problem might be starting much earlier. Even in fourth grade at The Saturday Course (see my post on 5/21), the enrollment in Power Programming is overwhelmingly male. One of my colleagues hypothesizes that the problem lies in the course name. Would a different name (such as Build Your Own Computer Game) boost female enrollment?

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