Encouraging women to become CS teachers

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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The aim of this study was to investigate whether flipped learning affects pre-service teachers' achievement and perceptions related to the classroom environment. This experimental study was conducted in the fall semester of 2017-2018 for 11 weeks at a state university in Turkey and included a total of 56 pre-service teachers. An achievement test and a scale were implemented to collect the data. The analyses through descriptive and inferential statistical analysis techniques showed that flipped learning grou...
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Investigating the decision-making skills of cooperating teachers and student teachers of English in a Turkish context
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Using electronic portfolios to promote reflective thinking in language teacher education
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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.