WIT Press


Gender Issues In The Career Development Of Computer Science Staff

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040171

Volume

31

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

295 kb

Author(s)

K. Adeboye, V. Flynn & K. Darlington

Abstract

Women form a tiny minority of staff who lecture in Computer Science at universities in the UK. This gender imbalance reduces the scope for women to contribute to research and development and reinforces in students’ minds the impression that computing is a male dominated profession. To encourage more women to consider a career in lecturing, research was undertaken on the factors that influenced the careers of a sample of female computer science lecturers. The paper presents the findings of the research and makes recommendations for improving the position of women lecturers. 1 Introduction Government statistics indicate that women form a very small minority of Computer Science academics at UK universities. There are only ten female Software Engineering professors, for example, compared with 210 mal

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