Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBrown, Neil C. C.
dc.contributor.authorKölling, Michael
dc.contributor.authorCrick, Tom
dc.contributor.authorPeyton Jones, Simon
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, Simon
dc.contributor.authorSentance, Sue
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-28T09:56:50Z
dc.date.available2017-02-28T09:56:50Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.citationBrown, N.C.C., Kölling, M., Crick, T., Peyton Jones, S., Humphreys, S. and Sentance, S. (2013) 'Bringing computer science back into schools: lessons from the UK', In Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education, March 6th - 9th, Denver, Colarado. ACM, pp. 269-274en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781450318686
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/8376
dc.descriptionThis paper was published in Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education in 2013, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2445196.2445277en_US
dc.description.abstractComputer science in UK schools is a subject in decline: the ratio of Computing to Maths A-Level students (i.e. ages 16-18) has fallen from 1:2 in 2003 to 1:20 in 2011 and in 2012. In 2011 and again in 2012, the ratio for female students was 1:100, with less than 300 female students taking Computing A-Level in the whole of the UK each year. Similar problems have been observed in the USA and other countries, despite the increased need for computer science skills caused by IT growth in industry and society. In the UK, the Computing At School (CAS) group was formed to try to improve the state of computer science in schools. Using a combination of grassroots teacher activities and policy lobbying at a national level, CAS has been able to rapidly gain traction in the fight for computer science in schools. We examine the reasons for this success, the challenges and dangers that lie ahead, and suggest how the experience of CAS in the UK can benefit other similar organisations, such as the CSTA in the USA.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherACMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE'13);
dc.subjectComputer science educationen_US
dc.subjectCurriculum reformen_US
dc.subjectTeachersen_US
dc.subjectDigital skillsen_US
dc.titleBringing computer science back into schools: lessons from the UKen_US
dc.typeConference proceedingsen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/2445196.2445277
dcterms.dateAccepted2013
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-02-28
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following collection(s)

Show simple item record