Culturally Relevant Computer Science Technology: From Theory to Practice
Madkins, T.C., Martin, A., Ryoo, J., Scott, K.A., Goode, J., Scott, A., & McAlear, F. (2019, February 27). Culturally relevant computer science technology: From theory to practice [Paper Presentation]. IEEE Conference, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
Recent initiatives to broaden participation in computing aim to provide increased computer science access and opportunity for underrepresented K-12 students. Researchers have identified challenges related to teaching computer science courses and the needed areas of focus to ensure underrepresented student populations are engaged, interested, and motivated to participate in computer science coursework, including making course content relevant to students' lives and interests. This 4-page article presents three case studies of practice-based programs in computer science that are culturally relevant.