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Author Beddoes, Kacey ♦ Fh, Session
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Comparing Educator Interview ♦ Woman Underrepresentation ♦ Engineering Educator ♦ Technology Study ♦ Index Term Discourse ♦ Engineering Education ♦ Little Attention ♦ Social Justice ♦ Engineering Education Publication ♦ Interview Data ♦ Several Difference ♦ Abstract Various Argument ♦ Underrepresented Group ♦ Prior Finding ♦ Feminist Engineering Education Initiative ♦ Engineering Education Research ♦ Prior Scholarship ♦ Diverse Group
Abstract Abstract – Various arguments for increasing diversity and the presence of underrepresented groups in engineering have been put forth. However, little attention has been paid to those arguments themselves or their implications. The goal of this paper is to call attention to the need for further reflection upon and analysis of how engineering educators understand and discuss underrepresentation and diversity. Specifically, it examines the motivations of a diverse group of engineering educators to undertake work on feminist engineering education initiatives. It builds on prior scholarship from the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) of the ways in which underrepresentation has been framed as a problem. Participants ’ responses to the question of why underrepresentation is a problem are quoted at length and discussed. They are compared with prior findings from an analysis of the framings found in engineering education publications. Several differences between the publications and interview data are identified and the implications of these findings for engineering education, engineering education research, underrepresentation, and diversity more broadly, are then discussed. Index Terms – discourse, diversity, feminism, social justice, underrepresentation
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article