GaiT - the Gender and Information Technology Project

Girl using IWB

ANSN joined with GaIT, as an Industry Partner. This project involved researchers from three universities, who investigated why girls continued to be under-represented in university IT courses. Key research questions have included:

  1. What are girls and boys beliefs about IT courses, and what are the sources of these beliefs?
  2. How do girls and boys choose or reject IT career related courses at the post-secondary level?
  3. How do high school curriculum structures, school contexts and teaching practices affect boys and girls interests in pursuing studies in IT-related areas?