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Lipstick, laptops, lumber and lathes: a study of the significance of technology education to female students Doll, Judith Ann


A survey of 117 females in 13 schools throughout the province of British Columbia examined aspects of technology education programs that females found important, attractive and interesting. Forty-five questions regarding attitudes toward technology were answered on a five point Lickert type scale. Three additional open ended questions focused on the importance of the course in which they were enrolled, the reasons they would choose to take the course again and changes they would suggest. It was found that these female students were interested in understanding technology that affects them, and that using equipment and developing skills to design and make things with different materials are important enough to attract them to technology education.

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