ERIC Number: EJ1061890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
How to Implement Rigorous Computer Science Education in K-12 Schools? Some Answers and Many Questions
Hubwieser, Peter; Armoni, Michal; Giannakos, Michail N.
ACM Transactions on Computing Education, v15 n2 Article 5 May 2015
Aiming to collect various concepts, approaches, and strategies for improving computer science education in K-12 schools, we edited this second special issue of the "ACM TOCE" journal. Our intention was to collect a set of case studies from different countries that would describe all relevant aspects of specific implementations of Computer Science Education in K-12 schools. By this, we want to deliver well-founded arguments and rich material to the critical discussion about the state and the goals of K-12 computer science education, and also provide visions for the future of this research area. In this editorial, we explain our intention and report some details about the genesis of these special issues. Following, we give a short summary of the Darmstadt Model, which was suggested to serve as a structuring principle of the case studies. The next part of the editorial presents a short description of the five extended case studies from India, Korea, NRW/Germany, Finland, and USA that are selected to be included in this second issue. In order to give some perspectives for the future, we propose a set of open research questions of the field, partly derived from the Darmstadt Model, partly stimulated by a look on large-scale investigations like PISA.
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Models, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Germany; India; South Korea; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment