We belong here too: Understanding and increasing diversity in computer science education

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Abstract

The underrepresentation of women in computing is an enduring problem in the U.S. This work seeks to increase women's retention in computing, to change the culture of introductory computer science classes to make them comfortable for diverse students, and to understand what factors are affiliated with interest and persistence in computing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICER 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research
Pages173-174
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2013
Event9th Annual International Computing Education Research Conference, ICER 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2013Aug 14 2013

Publication series

NameICER 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research

Other

Other9th Annual International Computing Education Research Conference, ICER 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/12/138/14/13

Keywords

  • Computer science education
  • Gender equity
  • Identity
  • Interest
  • Social psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education

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    Friend, M. (2013). We belong here too: Understanding and increasing diversity in computer science education. In ICER 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 173-174). (ICER 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research). https://doi.org/10.1145/2493394.2493420