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Computer science in the school curriculum: issues and challenges

Webb, M, Bell, T, Davis, N, Katz, YJ, Reynolds, N, Chambers, DP, Syslo, MM, Fluck, AE ORCID: 0000-0003-1301-4615, Cox, M, Angeli, C, Malyn-Smith, J, Voogt, J, Zagami, J, Micheuz, P, Chtouki, Y and Mori, N 2017 , 'Computer science in the school curriculum: issues and challenges', in A Tatnall and M Webb (eds.), Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone , Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 421-431.

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This paper is based on analysis and discussion undertaken over several years by researchers, policymakers and practitioners from a range of countries which vary in their approaches to the curriculum for Computer Science. The discussions, undertaken predominantly within the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and EDUsummIT communities were motivated by a need to examine the rationale, issues and challenges following some concerns across the globe about the position and nature of Computer Science in the school curriculum. We summarise our findings and focus specifically on challenges for the computer science education community in communicating, clarifying needs and promoting curriculum change in order to encourage Computer Science in the curriculum both theoretically and practically.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Webb, M and Bell, T and Davis, N and Katz, YJ and Reynolds, N and Chambers, DP and Syslo, MM and Fluck, AE and Cox, M and Angeli, C and Malyn-Smith, J and Voogt, J and Zagami, J and Micheuz, P and Chtouki, Y and Mori, N
Keywords: Computer science, Curriculum rationale, International perspectives, Informatics
Publisher: Springer Nature
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3
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Copyright 2017 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing

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