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[Xmca-l] Gendered Access in Crafting and Electronics Practices



Here's the article for discussion Artin is introducing:
*Hands On, Hands Off: Gendered Access in Crafting and Electronics Practices*
Beth Buchholz, Kate Shively, Kylie Peppler, and Karen Wohlwend. Indiana University.

   The Maker movement promotes hands-on making, including crafts,
   robotics, and computing. The movement’s potential to transform
   education rests in our ability to address notable gender
   disparities, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and
   mathematics fields. E-textiles - the first female-dominated
   computing community - provide inspiration for overcoming
   long-standing cultural divides in classrooms. Analysis of children’s
   use of e-textiles reveals that materials like needles, fabric, and
   conductive thread rupture traditional gender scripts around
   electronics and implicitly gives girls hands-on access and
   leadership roles. This reconceptualization of cultural divides as
   sets of tacitly accepted practices rooted in gendered histories has
   implications for reconceptualizing traditionally male-dominated
   areas of schooling.

Andy
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*Andy Blunden*
http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/


Goncu, Artin wrote:
Dear All,

We are writing to let you know that the most recent issue of MCA is out.
One of the articles published in this issue and being introduced here for
discussion in referenced below.  The authors of the article have kindly
agreed to lead the discussion, and they are on xmca with us now.  The free
access to the article is possible through the links below.  We are looking
forward to hearing from you all.  Best, ag

Hands On, Hands Off: Gendered Access in Crafting
and Electronics Practices
Beth Buchholz, Kate Shively, Kylie Peppler, and Karen Wohlwend

www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10749039.2014.939762

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10749039.2014.939762#.VEZ25Ra_4wI

Artin Goncu, Ph.D
Co-editor, Mind, Culture, and Activity:An International Journal
Professor Emeritus,
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Education M/C 147
1040 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607




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