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Brown, David W. – Computer Science Education, 1990
Presents a method to enhance the teaching of computer programing to secondary students that establishes a connection between logic, truth tables, switching circuits, gating symbols, flow charts, and pseudocode. The author asserts that the method prepares students for thinking processes related to programing. (MDH)
Descriptors: Coding, Cognitive Development, Computer Science Education, Electric Circuits
Martin, C. Dianne – Computer Science Education, 1991
Presents a summary of nine research reports from a National Educational Computing Conference research workshop whose purpose was to bring together researchers who have been conducting gender-related research in computer science education. Three subgroups discussed the issues of exposure, attraction, and retention of women to computer science. (MDH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Computer Science, Computer Science Education
Rossa, Dean – Computer Science Education, 1991
Presents eight points to emphasize when teaching the concept of place value. Contends that converting numbers from one base to another helps students understand the concept of place value and the importance of context in establishing meaning. Provides a BASIC computer program to make conversions. (MDH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Concept Formation, Context Effect
Stephenson, Chris – Computer Science Education, 1990
A survey of over 700 Ontario secondary schools was conducted in 1987 and again in 1989 to determine the current status of computer programing pedagogy. Presents an overview of the computer education curriculum for grades 10-12 and results related to hardware utilization, choice of programing languages, availability of teacher and student…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Science Education, Computers, Curriculum