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ERIC Number: EJ1132852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0899 3408
Expanding Computer Science Education in Schools: Understanding Teacher Experiences and Challenges
Yadav, Aman; Gretter, Sarah; Hambrusch, Susanne; Sands, Phil
Computer Science Education, v26 n4 p235-254 2017
The increased push for teaching computer science (CS) in schools in the United States requires training a large number of new K-12 teachers. The current efforts to increase the number of CS teachers have predominantly focused on training teachers from other content areas. In order to support these beginning CS teachers, we need to better understand their experiences and challenges encountered in the classroom. This study investigated U.S. CS teachers' perspectives on the demands of teaching computer science and support needed to ensure quality teaching. Results suggested that teachers face a number of challenges, including isolation, lack of adequate computer science background, and limited professional development resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1502462