FACTORS DISCOURAGING PARTICIPATION OF GIRLS IN ICT EDUCATION (Article Critique Sample)
this assignment is the critical literature review report based on a conference paper ''
As part of the critical review and analysis of the allocated research article, it is required
to investigate at least three (3) relevant research articles referenced from the allocated
article, and to find out more about the associated research topic.
Critical Review: Factors Discouraging Participation of Girls in ICT Education
Table of content
2 CRITICAL REVIEW
3 ADDITIONAL REFERENCES
4 LITERATURE GAP
APPENDIX 1: REVIEW JOURNAL
This assignment is based on the critical analysis and review of a research article 'Factors discouraging participation of girls in ICT education'. This paper is obtained from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (2018). The concerned research paper is written by Scott Morton (School of Information Technology Whitireia Community Polytechnic), Petrea Redmond (University of Southern Queensland), and Peter Albion (University of Southern Queensland).
Purpose of report
The purpose of this report is to explore the problem faced by ICT education in New Zealand and other western countries in context to a lower number of female professionals in the ICT/IT industry. This report determines to find the perception of female students of ICT and reasoning behind their disinterest in choosing a highly rewarding career in the ICT industry. The goal of this research is to investigate the perception and attitude of a female student towards making a career choice.
Scope of report
This paper uses the conceptual framework inspired by Bernhardt's "STEMcell" model to determine the factor influencing a female student to make a career decision. The paper includes a study report of 167 female students and 119 male students between the age group 15-17. The study is based on analysis of a questionnaire which consists of four constructs i.e. Culture Influencers, Social Influencers, Structural Influencers, and #Social IT Influencers. The paper later expands by providing a discussion on each of the factor. The paper mentions additional information under Moving Forward section and makes a possible recommendation in order to provide a solution to the issue at the end of the conclusion.
2 Critical review
This paper focuses on exploring a widely faced problem by the education system of New Zealand and western countries. The problem determined as the negative perception of ICT education of female high school students and their detest towards pursuing a career in the ICT field. As the problem has been identified before (Baruch 2014), the lack of reasoning has made addressing this problem difficult. Hence, this research focuses on understanding influential factors on female high school students that are responsible for developing their perception towards the field of ICT and their reasoning in choosing or not choosing a career in the field of ICT.