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There is no doubt that the shortage of women in IT is partly due to a lack of girls interested in pursuing scientific and technological routes. And it doesn’t look like the situation is improving either. Recent research by Ofsted has said that primary school
pupils are being put off science because of teachers lacking in knowledge and confidence to teach it, and a lack of practical experiments. Maybe the UK should take a look at Germany for guidance – their extreme shortage of engineers has led some companies
to give money and materials to kindergartens to try and interest young children in technology and science. If we followed suit here, and especially focused our efforts on interesting girls and educating them about the opportunities available to them in technology,
it could make a real difference.
19 Mar 2009
This post is from a series of posts in the group:
A community for all professionals in IT dedicated to encouraging and empowering women who are currently working in the technology sector.
17 Feb 2016
19 May 2010
27 Jan 2010
05 Jan 2010