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Incorporating Culture in Your CS Classroom

Author: 
Taylor, Valerie
Issue Date: 
Monday, August 25, 2008
Description: 
It has been well established that the numbers of students enrolled in Computer Engineering andComputer Science from the different underrepresented cultural groups are disproportionately low. Disabled and minority ethnic inclusion is often invisible for people in the majority culture because it involves thinking outside the norm of their everyday life. This presentation will focus on the importance of including culture into the classroom for computer science and computer engineering programs.
Keywords: 
culture, diversity, team projects, large projects
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Type: 
Instructional Material : Lesson
Publisher: 
CS&IT Symposium 2008
URL: 
http://csta.acm.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/sub/CSIT08Presentations/Tayl...
CSTA Classification: 

CPP.L3B-06

Anticipate future careers and the technologies that will exist.

CI.L3B-02

Analyze the beneficial and harmful effects of computing innovations.

CC.PS-03

Equity Issues: strategies for broadening participation of females and members of under-represented populations

CC.PS-04

Classroom Strategies

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