Integrating Environmental Science into Information Technology Content to Generate Student Interest

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Conference Proceeding


Information Systems and Technology (CGU)

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Databases and Information Systems


In an effort to increase female student interest in computing we applied and evaluated an interdisciplinary approach at a suburban high school in eastern Los Angeles County, California. Three classes, an IB Environmental Science class, an AP Environmental Science class, and a Computer Science were surveyed to assess attitude changes toward information technology. Results indicated gender differences between the participating classes, and differences before and after the project. Although the project did not uniformly impact the attitude of female high school students, it impacted teachers who are adjusting their teaching methods, an outcome that has a long-term positive influence.

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© 2010 Rondalynne McClintock, Yoonmi Lee, June Hilton, Brian Hilton, and Gondy Leroy

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