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INDEX

All girl class 36, 109, 146

Female only 11, 58

Single sex 34, 28, 119, 143, 150

Assumptions 2728, 49, 87101

Attitude 8485, 9798, 133138

Girls 9, 6061, 64, 9798, 138140

Schools 59, 8485, 135

Teachers 6065, 8485, 106108, 128, 133135

Beliefs 22, 128

Community 136140

Schools 135138

Teachers 84, 128, 125

Careers in IT 70, 71, 83, 97

Co-education/al 36, 56, 119

Community 124125, 129130, 133136, 138141

Wider community 121, 124, 129141

Completions IT 6

Courses 2, 5, 9

Secondary school completions 6

Undergraduate completions 5

Computer Club for Girls (CC4G) 10, 72

Computer/ing skills (girls) 7375, 92

Confidence (girls) 7374, 9093

Self-efficacy 7374, 9093, 128

Curriculum 11, 1213, 7175

Modules 1213, 7375

Teaching activities 7375

Data analysis 4449

Data gathering 37

Approaches 3435

Expert Diva interviews and reflections 31, 43, 7678, 112118

Interviews teachers 42, 171173

Observations 41, 43

Pre- and post-focus groups, students 4041, 170171

Pre- and post-surveys, students 3839, 158165

Pre- and post-surveys, teachers 4142, 166169

Techniques 37, 3843

Tools 37, 3843, 158181

Eccles’ model 1011, 2123, 38, 40

Ethical considerations 38

Child centred perspective 38

Ethics 38, 52, 58

Evaluation 1932, 49

Assumptions 2728, 87101

Evaluation framework 2324, 26, 49

Evidence 25, 2931

Logic model 2425

Planning, Design 25, 29

Expert Divas 43, 76, 112

Classroom activities 76

Confidence 112113

Role 76, 77, 112, 117118

Skill (development) 114

Focus groups 31, 4041, 86, 87, 101

Free online tools 67

Google analytics 6869

Grounded Theory 44

ICT co-ordinator 118

Intervention 8

Intervention program/s 8, 3435, 8284, 101, 104105, 149150

Long term intervention 35, 83, 105

Short term interventions 8, 19, 35

Interviews 31, 4243, 86, 121, 132

Interpretive research 34

Intervention programs (other) 8, 9, 14, 19, 21, 35, 72, 8283, 101, 104105, 112

IT careers 3, 45, 11, 78, 102103

Career 3, 45, 11

Career awareness 93, 103

Career options 7879, 102103

ICT careers 1, 5, 20

Job 79, 95, 97, 9899, 126127

IT subject/s 6, 9, 101

Elective 36, 54, 59, 150

ICT subjects 67, 118, 151

Year 12 (IT subject) 67, 61, 63, 118

Likert-type 3839, 42, 131

Mentor/s 4, 57, 7577, 112

Mixed methods 34

Modules 1213, 7375, 144

Alice 4, 13, 74

Chef ’s delight 13, 62, 74

Curriculum 11, 1213, 28, 49, 7175

Design 59, 71, 7475

Fab & famous 13, 73, 75

Lights, camera action 13

Materials 10, 29, 57, 150

Mythbusters 13, 73

Resources 12, 15, 67, 75, 108

Shake the bottle, wake the brand 13, 72

Wiki Wiki 13, 77

Normalising IT for girls 70, 72, 80

Bling celebration 80

Logo 13, 66, 72, 80

Normalising the IT environment 70, 72, 80

NVivo, 4548

Code book 47

Inter-coder reliability 47

Nodes 4647

Patterns 49

Reliability 47

Text search 48, 89

Tools matrix coding query 48, 89

Word frequency queries 48

Parents 38, 64, 127128, 136137, 139

Participant selection 3537

Expert divas 37

Schools 36

Students 36

Teachers 36

Participants 3538

Numbers 8687

Partner organisations 15

Australian Computer Society 15

Brentwood Secondary College 10

Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development [DEECD] 15, 35

Victorian ICT for Women 15

Pilot program 10, 71

Portal 66

Development 15, 66

Functions 66

Purpose 66, 68, 146, 147

Resources 67, 78

Program overview 3, 9, 11, 14

Goals 2627

Implementation 2532, 118

Inputs 28

Outputs 2829

Research design 21, 33, 49

Methods 3335

Questions 14

Survey items students 158165, 170171

Survey items teachers 166169, 171173

Role model/s 37, 7576, 112

School environment 5257, 5866, 85

Leadership 118

School attitude 59, 8485, 135

School infrastructure 62, 65, 85

School support/policies 15, 85, 118

School type (single sex, co-educational, private, Government) 36, 5257

School principal (principal) 59, 61, 118

School profile 5257

Data 4449, 5357, 132133

MySchool Website 43, 52

Socio economic status 52, 58, 62, 85

School selection 36, 5758

Socialisation 127

Socialisers (parents, teachers, peers) 127129

Socio economic status 30, 62

Software 13, 7274, 114

Alice programming 4, 13, 74, 146

Dreamweaver 110

Flash 13

Microsoft Excel 13, 74

MovieMaker 13, 73

Online blog 67, 77, 147

Photoshop 13

Speaker/s 28, 4849, 7879

Professional women in IT, 11, 7879

SPSS 4445

Chi-squared tests 45, 132

Paired t-test 45, 88, 93, 133, 138

Pearson bivariate correlations 45

Reliability 47

Stereotypes 27, 73, 7576, 9397, 125126

Gender stereo types, 73, 93, 126, 141

Myths IT career (male domain, geek/nerd, job isolating/boring, not family friendly, pay) 73, 7576, 79, 9394, 97

Study IT 57

Declining interest 3, 57, 9, 16

Early interest by girls 9

IT subject study 9, 12, 101

Student course preferences 12, 101

Teacher 106108, 128, 133135

Attitude 6065, 8485, 106108, 128, 133135

Characteristics 106107

Computer/ing skills/knowledge 107

Engage/ment 108

Experience (in IT) 106107

Learning 110111

Teaching materials 12, 15, 67, 75, 108

Assessment materials 12

Student instructions 12, 66

Training sessions 67

Under-representation of women in IT 2, 5

Gender imbalance 2, 5, 14, 75

Lack of diversity, 3, 143

Non-participation 3

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) 61

Victorian Education and Training (VET) 61

Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) 10, 71

Web developer 6667

Women in IT/ICT 1, 3, 45, 1922

Digital Divas

   by Julie Fisher, Catherine Lang, Annemieke Craig, Helen