Gender and the Digital Divide

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Gender and the Digital Divide by Mind Map: Gender and the Digital Divide

1. Women are under-represented in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

2. Shifting attitudes

2.1. Change public perceptions of STEM fields

2.2. Change girls' perception of their place in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

3. Strategies to increase female participation in STEM fields

3.1. Hands-on science instruction in the classroom

3.2. More representation of female role models in STEM fields (classroom guest speakers, teachers, etc)

3.3. Female-specific STEM spaces (i.e. clubs)

3.4. Involve parents in talking to girls about STEM

4. Contributing Factors

4.1. Lack of encouragement in classrooms

4.2. Lack of female role models, academic and professional

4.3. Discrimination in hiring and promotion in STEM job fields

4.4. STEM fields are socially coded as male