The Montgomery County Board of Education is putting together a task force to strategize ways of getting GIRLS interested and exposed to the www of information technology. "The recommendations include creating a comprehensive marketing plan to raise parental awareness of the skills and talents vital to technology-related professions, embedding more information technology in schools programs and courses and creating a culture that supports and encourages girls to pursue IT-related career choices."
The interesting point about this article is that IT means different things to different people. Also, knowing the nature of girls…READERS, is it realistic to think they'd be interested in IT? I'm sure some girls (thick skin and all) would soar and own IT related professions; but I'm not too sure how it will be received in schools imho.
Please share your own thoughts.
(Full article: Girls have IT — Information Technology, that is Task force outlines ways to get girls involved in the field from Gazette.net)