Encouraging women to become CS teachers

2015-04-24
Previous research suggested a relationship between teachers' and students' attitudes towards a subject area. In order to increase female representation in Computer Science (CS), we need female teachers who have positive attitudes and can provide role models to encourage their female students to pursue CS careers. This study investigated factors that motivated female prospective teachers to pursue an add-on computer teacher certification program, their experiences in the program, and their perceptions regarding CS. Classroom observations and interviews conducted with female pre-service teachers suggested promising strategies for increasing female representation in CS and educational technology careers.

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Citation Formats
O. Sadık, “Encouraging women to become CS teachers,” presented at the ACM GenderIT ’15, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/2807565.2807715.