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written by Kimberly Scott and Patricia Garcia
Discourse about girls and women of color in technology has followed the familiar path of using a single-unit analysis to explain disparity. Consequently, approaches to "motivate" girls of color overemphasize gender and engage in technological fetishization without fully considering how race, gender, class, and technology are co-constituted. Drawing on critical feminist theory, social justice education, and science and technology studies, this essay offers a critique of neoliberal approaches to technology education for girls of color and provides a broad overview of the conceptual catalysts that shape the approach of COMPUGIRLS, a National Science Foundation–funded technology program. The overview demonstrates how intersectionality and education activism can nurture the dispositions of girls of color to become techno-social change agents. The essay ends with a primer lesson on the representation of intersectional identities in online spaces that illustrates our theoretical and pragmatic approach toward education, activism, and girls of color in a digital age.
Meridians: Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 65-85
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© 2017 Smith College
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10.2979/meridians.15.1.05
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CGEST Program, CRT, culturally relevant education, culturally responsive education, educational justice, gender equity, reformed education
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K. Scott and P. Garcia, , Meridians 15 (1), 65 (2017), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.2979/meridians.15.1.05).
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K. Scott and P. Garcia, Techno-Social Change Agents: Fostering Activist Dispositions Among Girls of Color, Meridians 15 (1), 65 (2017), <https://doi.org/10.2979/meridians.15.1.05>.
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Scott, K., & Garcia, P. (2017, March 10). Techno-Social Change Agents: Fostering Activist Dispositions Among Girls of Color. Meridians, 15(1), 65-85. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.2979/meridians.15.1.05
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Scott, Kimberly, and Patricia Garcia. "Techno-Social Change Agents: Fostering Activist Dispositions Among Girls of Color." Meridians. 15, no. 1, (March 10, 2017): 65-85, https://doi.org/10.2979/meridians.15.1.05 (accessed 5 December 2022).
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Scott, Kimberly, and Patricia Garcia. "Techno-Social Change Agents: Fostering Activist Dispositions Among Girls of Color." Meridians 15.1 (2017): 65-85. 5 Dec. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.2979/meridians.15.1.05>.
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