The growing trend for high-quality computer science in school curricula has drawn recent attention in classrooms. With an increasingly information-based and global society, computer science education coupled with computational thinking has become an integral part of an experience for all students, given that these foundational concepts and skills intersect cross-disciplinarily with a set of mental competencies that are relevant in their daily lives and work. While many agree that these concepts should be taught in schools, there are systematic inequities that exist to prevent students from accessing related computer science skills. The Handbook of Research on Equity in Computer Science in P-16 Education is a comprehensive reference book that highlights relevant issues, perspectives, and challenges in P-16 environments that relate to the inequities that students face in accessing computer science or computational thinking and examines methods for challenging these inequities in hopes of allowing all students equal opportunities for learning these skills. Additionally, it explores the challenges and policies that are created to limit access and thus reinforce systems of power and privilege. The chapters highlight issues, perspectives, and challenges faced in P-16 environments that include gender and racial imbalances, population of growing computer science teachers who are predominantly white and male, teacher preparation or lack of faculty expertise, professional development programs, and more. It is intended for teacher educators, K-12 teachers, high school counselors, college faculty in the computer science department, school administrators, curriculum and instructional designers, directors of teaching and learning centers, policymakers, researchers, and students.
Declining academic performance, along with a growing apathy of students toward the value of education, demonstrates that students in the United States public education system do not recognize the value of a positive experience in middle schools. A plethora of research and writing has been done on elementary schools and secondary schools, but middle school education, as a whole, has been left behind. For this reason, there is the need for current research on all aspects and topics that may contribute to middle school student success. Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education focuses on the ideal conditions for maximizing student success and engagement in middle school education. The chapters take a deeper look into the modern tools, technologies, methods, and theories driving current research on middle school students, their teachers, their classroom environment, and their learning. Highlighting topics such as curriculum reform, instructional strategies and practices, effective teaching, and technology in the modern classroom, this book is ideally intended for middle school teachers, middle school administrators, and school district administrators, along with practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in middle school education and student success.
A Project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Author: Frank K. Lester
Publisher: Information Age Pub Incorporated
An update to the original 1992 publication, this two-volume set unites current research to provide new conceptualizations of research problems, and to suggest possible research programs to move the field forward. In studying the existing research, the authors found that the community has maintained its focus on problems of learning, teaching, teacher education, assessment, technology, and social and cultural aspects of mathematics education, while some new areas of interest have emerged or been expanded. This set allows educators to step back and look at each of these areas to see where mathematics education research has been and where it should be going to enable the field to answer the questions about education that practitioners, policy makers, and politicians are asking.
Publisher: International Society for Technology in educ
Category: Computer science
This monograph includes nine papers delivered at a National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) preconference workshop, and a previously unpublished paper on gender and attitudes. The papers, which are presented in four categories, are: (1) "Report on the Workshop: In Search of Gender Free Paradigms for Computer Science Education" (C. Dianne Martin); (2) "Understanding Gender Biases in Computer-Related Behavior: Are We Using the Wrong Metaphor?" (Robin Kay); (3) "Gender Differences in Human Computer Interaction" (Charles W. Huff, John H. Fleming, and Joel Cooper); (4) "Gender and Attitude Toward Computers" (James R. Aman); (5) "Female Students' Underachievement in Computer Science and Mathematics: Reasons and Recommendations" (Lesley S. Klein); (6) "Implications of the Computer Culture for Women of Color" (Carol Edwards); (7) "Strategies for Involving Girls in Computer Science" (Valerie Clark); (8) "A New Introduction to Computer Science" (Danielle R. Bernstein); (9) "Restructuring Departments for Equality" (Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, Michael Neuschatz, and Brian Uzzi); and (10) "Gender Equity--A Partial List of Resources" (Cindy Meyer Hanchey). An additional paper and report are appended: "Epistemological Pluralism: Styles and Voices within the Computer Culture" (Sherry Turkle and Seymour Papert); and "Becoming a Computer Scientist: A Report by the ACM Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Science" (Amy Pearl, Martha Pollack, Eve Riskin, Becky Thomas, Elizabeth Wolf, and Alice Wu). The gender equity resources listed include books, articles, and brochures; training modules; technical assistance modules; publications from the National Science Foundation; and organizations. (ALF)
This handbook of collected papers is intended to aid in the achievement of sex equity in education, and in society through education. It is divided into six parts, each with a separate editor (or editors) and contains the following chapters: (1) Examining the Achievement of Sex Equity in and through Education (S. S. Klein, and others); (2) Economic Considerations for Achieving Sex Equity through Education (G. Harvey, E. Noble); (3) Sex Equity as a Philosophical Problem (M. Greene); (4) The New Scholarship on Women (S.K. Biklen, C. Shakeshaft); (5) Facts and Assumptions about the Nature of Sex Differences (M.C. Linn, A.C. Petersen); (6) Educational Equity and Sex Role Development (C.G. Schau); (7) Administrative Strategies for Institutionalizing Sex Equity in Education and the Role of Government (P.A. Schmuck, and others); (8) Strategies for Overcoming the Barriers to Women in Educational Administration (C. Shakeshaft); (9) The Treatment of Sex Equity in Teacher Education (D. Sadker, M.Sadker); (10) Sex Equity in Testing (E.E. Diamond, C.K. Tittle); (11) Sex Equity in Classroom Organization and Climate (M.E. Lockheed); (12) Sex Equity and Sex Bias in Instructional Materials (K.P. Scott, C.G. Schau); (13) Increasing the Participation and Achievement of Girls and Women in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (E.K. Stage, and others); (14) Sex Equity in Reading and Communication skills (K. P. Scott, and others); (15) Sex Equity in Social Studies (C.L. Hahn, J. Bernard-Powers); (16) Sex Equity in Visual Arts Education (R. Sandell, and others); (17) Sex Equity in Physical Education and Athletics (P.A. Geadelmann); (18) Sex Equity in Career and Vocational Education (H.S. Farmer, J.S. Sidney); (19) Achieving Sex Equity for Minority Women (S. Lewis); (20) Gifted Girls and Women in Education (B.J.A. Gordon, L. Addison); (21) Rural Women and Girls (S.A. Rosenfeld); (22) Educational Programs for Adult Women (R.B. Ekstrom, M.G. Marvel); (23) Educational Equity in Early Education Environments (S. Greenberg); (24) Improving Sex Equity in Postsecondary Education (K. Bogart); and (25) Summary and Recommendations for the Continued Achievement of Sex Equity in and through Education (S. S. Klein, and others). Data and recommendations are presented on 17 tables. A list of editors and major authors is included. (BJV)
Considerations of Current Practice for Teachers and Teacher Educators
Author: Louanne Smolin
The question of whether technology has lived up to its potential in educational settings has been debated for decades. This volume seeks to bring new perspectives to bear on that question. Chapters include such topics as learning from current research related to ICT in education, the multiple and complex digital divides that impact students and teachers, and promising technology related professional development practices. Brings together the unique perspectives of leaders from diverse areas of the educational technology spectrum, including those involved in research, policy, and practice Chapters include new research data related to the impact of technology on learning as well as what is being learned about technology in teacher preparation
This handbook contains a collection of the winning entries in the first INPUT Competition, part of the INPUT (Innovative Programs Using Technology) Project. The INPUT Project was designed to improve instruction by recognizing and rewarding college instructors who rethought the mathematical content of their introductory mathematics courses with innovative uses of technology. The targeted introductory mathematics courses were developmental mathematics, precalculus, business mathematics, and introductory statistics.
Almost 90% of special education teachers work with disabled students in a general education classroom. In this guide, Haager (reading and learning disabilities, California State U., Los Angeles) and Klingner (bilingual education, U.
Designed to help teachers to succeed with the diverse group of students who attend American schools, this text focuses on students who include those from non-European backgrounds, especially African-Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans.