Does a Taste of Computing Increase Computer Science Enrollment?

June 1, 2017

Authors

Steven McGee

The Learning Partnership

Randi McGee-Tekula

The Learning Partnership

Jennifer Duck

The Learning Partnership

Ronald I. Greenberg

Loyola University Chicago

Lucia Dettori

DePaul University

Dale F. Reed

University of Illinois at Chicago

Brenda Wilkerson

Chicago Public Schools

Don Yanek

Chicago Public Schools

Andrew M. Rasmussen

Chicago Public Schools

Gail Chapman

Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

The Exploring Computer Science (ECS) high school curriculum is designed to foster deep engagement through equitable inquiry around computer science concepts. This study shows that students find ECS courses personally relevant, are increasing their expectancies of success and perceived value for the field of computer science, and are more likely to take another computing course.

Suggested Citation

McGee, S., McGee-Tekula, R., Duck, J., Greenberg, R. I., Dettori, L., Reed, D. F., Wilkerson, B., Yanek, D., Rasmussen, A.M., & Chapman, G. (2017). Does a Taste of Computing Increase Computer Science Enrollment? Computing in Science & Engineering, 19(3), 8-18. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCSE.2017.50

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