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Garvin, Megean; Neary, Michael; DesJardins, Marie – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
High school computing education reform efforts have been ongoing across the United States, particularly in the past decade. Although national Computer Science (CS) for All initiatives are promising, states retain control over education policies. Recent computing education reform efforts in the state of Maryland (U.S.A.) focused on providing every…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Governance, Educational Change, High Schools
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Taylor, Blair; Kaza, Siddharth – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2016
Despite the critical societal importance of computer security, security is not well integrated into the undergraduate computing curriculum. Security classes and tracks treat security issues as separable topics as opposed to fundamental issues that pervade all aspects of software development. Recently, there has been an increasing focus on security…
Descriptors: Coding, Introductory Courses, Computer Science Education, Programming
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Magana, Alejandra J.; Falk, Michael L.; Reese, Michael J., Jr. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2013
This article investigates the effectiveness of a course employing a discipline-based computing approach. The research questions driving this study were: (1) Can experiences with discipline-based computing promote students' acquisition and application of foundational computing concepts and procedures? (2) How do students perceive and experience the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Rheingans, Penny; Brodsky, Anne; Scheibler, Jill; Spence, Anne – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2011
The underrepresentation of women in technical fields is a widely acknowledged national problem, limiting both the raw size of the talent pool and the diversity of experiences and perspectives of those who will design solutions to key problems facing society. Empowering women to succeed in these fields is clearly one important component of any…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Females, Disproportionate Representation, Information Technology