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Hubwieser, Peter; Armoni, Michal; Giannakos, Michail N.; Mittermeir, Roland T. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
In view of the recent developments in many countries, for example, in the USA and in the UK, it appears that computer science education (CSE) in primary or secondary schools (K-12) has reached a significant turning point, shifting its focus from ICT-oriented to rigorous computer science concepts. The goal of this special issue is to offer a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Gal-Ezer, Judith; Stephenson, Chris – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2014
This article tells a story of K-12 computer science in two different countries. These two countries differ profoundly in culture, language, government and state structure, and in their education systems. Despite these differences, however, they share the pursuit of excellence and high standards in K-12 education. In Israel, curriculum is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Computer Science, Cross Cultural Studies
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Liberman, Neomi; Beeri, Catriel; Kolikant, Yifat Ben-David – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
This article reports on difficulties related to the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism, expressed by a group of 22 in-service CS teachers with an experience with the procedural paradigm, as they coped with a course on OOP. Our findings are based on the analysis of tests, questionnaires that the teachers completed in the course, as well as on…
Descriptors: Programming, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Questionnaires