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K-12 Computer Science: Aspirations, Realities, and Challenges

  • Allen B. Tucker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5941)

Abstract

Now more than ever, revitalization of computer science as a mainstream discipline within K-12 education is an important goal worldwide. Especially in the US, where most states fail to understand the nature of computer science as an academic field, the challenges are enormous. What recent efforts have been made in the US toward reaching this goal, and to what extent have these efforts been successful? This paper addresses these questions.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen B. Tucker
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  1. 1.Bowdoin College 

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