In the Quest for Equitable Computer Science Education Among Under-Reached Groups, Someone is Being Left Out
By Lori Cameron
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Computer science education is engaging in an unprecedented effort to expand learning opportunities in K-12 CS education, especially among women and minorities.
However, one group of students is often overlooked: those with specific learning disabilities and related attention deficit disorders.
As CS education initiatives grow, K-12 teachers need research-informed guidance to make computing more accessible for students who learn differently.
Sarah Wille and Jeanne Century of Outlier Research and Evaluation, and Miriam Pike of the Wolcott School in Chicago report on the first phase of a National Science Foundation-supported exploratory research study on the need among K-12 teachers for guidance in making computing more accessible for students who learn differently.
Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. Contact her at email@example.com. Follow her on LinkedIn.