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Teen Girls and Technology: What's the Problem, What's the Solution?
Lesley Farmer
Item Number: 978-0-8389-0974-4
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $49.00
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192 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-0974-4
Year Published: May 2008
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F

Are teenage girls being left behind in the technology race? According to author and professor Lesley Farmer, teenage girls are not embracing technology and all of its potential impact on their futures.

In Teen Girls and Technology, Farmer explores the developmental issues of teen girls, including the reality of girls and tech as it now stands. She addresses adults who work with teenage girls and offers ideas for reframing technology use by girls in terms of empowering their personal and professional growth. In the last section, she provides concrete activities that adults can use to bring teenage girls into a deeper relationship with technology and its applications. Concerned adults will discover

  • Recommended interventions and strategies to motivate girls
  • How to create a positive environment around technology use
  • Institutional and family-based solutions for gaining technology skills
  • Connections between technology and career success for teenage girls

    To offset society's perception of girls as technophobic, educators, librarians, and caring adults must actively reach out with programs to engage girls with technology. Only then will their interventions open the doors for success.

    About the Author
    Lesley S. J. Farmer is professor and coordinator of the Library Media Teacher Program at California State University, Long Beach. She was a school library media specialist for almost twenty years in K–12 settings, both public and independent as well as single-sex and coed. A frequent presenter and author, Farmer has written eighteen books on librarianship and educational technology. She served on the AASL Board, and chairs the AASL Educators of Library Media Specialists Section (ELMSS) 2005–2006.

    “Ideal for anyone who wants to prepare young women for a bright future… highly recommended.” –Midwest Book Review

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