Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

High School Computer Science Education
by Bewley, Samantha, M.S., Villanova University, 2018, 73; 13426311
Abstract (Summary)

One of the challenges in the field of computer science is teaching the subject at the high school level. Thirteen computer science teachers, one technology teacher and one department chair for technology were interviewed to determine how they thought computer science education could be improved at the high school level. The qualitative research addressed curriculum, professional development, educational computer science standards and frameworks, technology, and pedagogy. Institutional Review Board approval was obtained for the research. Nvivo was used to analyze the interviews. When the results were compiled, many teachers were concerned that there were low numbers of students interested in computer science. Having low numbers or students enrolled in computer science classes contribute to low numbers of computer science teachers. Different way to address these problems are proposed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Papalaskari, Mary-Angela
School: Villanova University
Department: Computing Sciences
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Secondary education, Computer science
Publication Number: 13426311
ISBN: 978-0-438-82439-3
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