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Author Smith, Dan ♦ Wombwell, Eleanor
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Gender ♦ High schools ♦ Higher education enrollment
Abstract We surveyed a sample of three hundred secondary school students (ages from 11-16) to investigate their internet access, use and perceived competence. The relationship between students' perceived and actual competence was explored through a series of experimental information finding tasks. We asked a sample of sixty teachers from the same schools their views of pupils' use and competence in using the internet. We found large differences between student and teacher perceptions of students' skill and use of the internet. This suggests that teachers' perceptions and knowledge of computing may be a signifi cant, in discouraging girls from studying computing subjects.
Description Affiliation: University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (Wombwell, Eleanor; Smith, Dan)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 38
Ending Page 41


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Source: ACM Digital Library