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Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

Special Issue

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments: Participation in Computer Science

The goal of this special issue is to explore who gets to participate in Computer Science Learning Activities, why, and what kinds of opportunities, designs, and programs might restructure current patterns of participation. We seek manuscripts that present new empirical data or synthesize existing literature using a clear theoretical framework to consider who has access to CS, who is positioned as being capable or competent at engaging CS, how cultural considerations are reflected in designs, and how these processes take place across all levels of education (K-16) in formal and informal settings.

We define Computer Science Learning Activities to include all activities that focus on content (for example, programming, algorithmic reasoning) or practices (for example, computational thinking, debugging) that are relevant to engaging in the broad discipline of CS. This includes early reasoning in early childhood through the experiences of adult practitioners.

Specifically, we invite articles that explore the following themes:

  1. Who gets to participate in Computer Science, and why?

  2. How do different kinds of classroom practices, norms, and designs, influence participation?

  3. How does other educational research in math and science inform work regarding participation in CS?

  4. What kinds of approaches to teaching CS currently exist, and to what extent are processes of marginalization embedded in those structures?

  5. How are ethical issues related to the uses of technology in society taken up (or not) in CS education settings?

We encourage submissions that are thoughtful about conceptualizations of what "counts" as computer science, how learning, participation, identity, and knowing are theorized, and how study designs and measures influence the claims that can be made.

Submission Guidelines

Anticipated Timeline for the Issue:

  • April 1, 2019                CFP Distributed
  • October 31, 2019        Submission Deadline for Special Issue Articles
  • December 15, 2019    First round reviews returned
  • April 15, 2020              Final accepted manuscript deadline for publication

Guest Editors:

Melissa Gresalfi (melissa.gresalfi@vanderbilt.edu)
Florence Sullivan (fsullivan@educ.umass.edu)


Computer Science Education

Table of Contents for Computer Science Education. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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