Broadening participation in computing: Issues and challenges
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In this paper we survey the literature to identify the issues and challenges of broadening participation in computer science, and provide some suggestions to address these challenges. Our attention focuses on redefining the way we approach computing education so that we can successfully entice students to computing that have not traditionally participated, thereby promoting diversity and increasing the total numbers of computing professionals. Based on the literature review, we propose an interactional model from the social sciences to inform the way in which we might restructure and broaden the definition of computing and provide some examples of strategies that we have found to be successful in practice. Copyright 2007 ACM.
ITiCSE 2007: 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Inclusive Education in Computer Science
Peckham, Joan, Lisa L. Harlow, David A. Stuart, Barbara Silver, Helen Mederer, and Peter D. Stephenson. "Broadening participation in computing: Issues and challenges." ITiCSE 2007: 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Inclusive Education in Computer Science , (2007): 9-13. doi:10.1145/1268784.1268790.