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Page: 2176 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

ENGINEERING STUDENTS. DO WE NEED A PROGRAM TO GENERATE TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS ACCORDING TO THE PERSPECTIVE OF GENDER STUDIES?

N.P. Maldonado Reynoso

Instituto Politecnico Nacional UPIITA/CIECAS (MEXICO)
This paper presents the results of a larger study from a research at National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), particularly in the Professional Interdisciplinary Engineering and Advanced Technologies Unit (Mexico) institution of higher education which offer Bachelors degree: telematics engineering, bionics engineering, mechatronics engineering, Thus, from the perspective of gender studies.

In this project we are interested in studying the phenomenon of technological appropriation. There are currently generalized ideas and stereotypical, for example that says women by "nature" have to reject the technology, among other perceptions without scientific basis.

Our students in the IPN, in particular students in high technology engineering, require extensive skills in managing technology, our study examines in particular the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). We consider that sometimes we forget that the technology is a cultural product and therefore live with their implications for cultural symbolic aspects.

This research was given the task to investigate the access, use and appropriation of ICT and pupils of the UPIITA and thereby identify imbalances between gender and ICT in particular in the professional field of engineering in advanced technologies given in this institution. This method was used mainly quantitative (surveys) and qualitative methodologies techniques (depth interviews). The results indicate that although the training is driving skills and competencies in this case technological appropriation of ICT for gender undiminished access to shows almost similar technology, are still persisting differences in the use and ownership gender. This implies not only work in the field of higher education, but from previous levels. In this paper, we will present these results and conclusions.
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N.P. Maldonado Reynoso (2012) ENGINEERING STUDENTS. DO WE NEED A PROGRAM TO GENERATE TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS ACCORDING TO THE PERSPECTIVE OF GENDER STUDIES?, INTED2012 Proceedings, p. 2176.
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