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Teens Girls and Technology

What's the Problem, What's the Solution?

Lesley Farmer

192 pages
Teachers College Press
How do we kick-start girls’ involvement with technology? In this dynamic book, Lesley Farmer provides a framework that teachers, librarians, youth workers, and parents can use to empower girls to succeed in today’s technology-rich world. Farmer first examines the disconnect many girls have with technology and then shows adults what they can do to change the current environment. Drawing on the work of experts in psychology, sociology, technology, and education, the book highlights school and after-school programs that have instilled confidence in teen girls and, as a result, increased their interest in technology-based careers. It also describes fun learning activities designed specifically for girls that are based on their developmental needs and interests. Activity topics include… Entertainment Education Fashion and beauty Animals and environment Healthcare Law Sports and fitness Business/self-employment Art and design Writing
Author Bio
Lesley Farmer is a professor at California State University, Long Beach, where she coordinates the Librarianship Program.