Emblematic of the barriers to learning computer science that girls have faced for years, a new Google/Gallup report shows that girls are less likely than boys to express interest in pursuing a career in computer science. About one in eight girls (12%) in grades seven through 12 in the U.S. say they are likely to pursue a career in computer science someday. Nearly three times as many boys (33%) say they are likely to pursue a career in this field.
Girls Less Likely Than Boys to Pursue Computer Science Career
How likely are you to pursue a job in computer science someday?
|U.S. students||Female students||Male students|
|Not likely at all||25||33||18|
|Note: Sum of percentages appearing in article text may differ from tables due to rounding|
These findings are among those highlighted in the new Google/Gallup report, Current Perspectives and Continuing Challenges in Computer Science Education in U.S. K-12 Schools. This report presents results from the third study in Google and Gallup’s multiyear, comprehensive research effort to better understand perceptions of computer science and access to computer science learning opportunities in K-12 schools. The report includes results from surveys of students in grades seven through 12, parents and guardians of students in these grades, teachers, principals, and superintendents.
Both Girls and Boys Are Confident They Could Learn Computer Science
Overall, two in three U.S. students in grades seven through 12 are very confident or confident they could be successful in
Young Devdutt Padikkal is impressing and growing every day, thanks to the ongoing Indian Premier League in UAE. The 20-year old’s 45-ball 63 is already winning praises and fans are also drawing parallels of the rookie with former India star Yuvraj Singh. Impressed by Padikkal’s form, the veteran India allrounder took to his social media handle and lauded the youngster and said it would be great to be batting together soon – just to see who is better. “Form is temporary class is forever! @imVkohli however I haven’t seen this boy out of form since last 8 years which is unbelievable actually! Paddikal looks really good need to bat together and see who hits longer,” Yuvraj wrote in a tweet.
Form is temporary class is forever ! @imVkohli however I haven’t seen this boy out of form since last 8 years which is unbelievable actually ! Paddikal looks really good need to bat together and see who hits longer 😜
Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 3, 2020
Padikkal, playing the humble junior, responded to Yuvraj and that is winning hearts. The RCB blue-eyed boy revealed that he learned how to play the flick shot from the two-time World Cup-winner. “Not competing with you paji. Learnt the flick from you. Always wanted to bat with you. Let’s go,” Padikkal wrote.
Not competing with you paji. 😛 Learnt the flick from you. Always wanted to bat with you. Let’s go!🤩 https://t.co/dpGkmpLBfJ
Devdutt Padikkal (@devdpd07) October 3, 2020
The Karnataka batsman has more than once got RCB off to a good start at the top with Aaron Finch. Thus far, in four matches, he has amassed 174 runs at an outstanding average of 43.50 and a strike rate of 134.88.
With the win against Royals,