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Stuck in the shallow end : education, race, and computing

Author: Jane MargolisShirley MalcolmRichard A TapiaRachel EstrellaJoanna GoodeAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, 2011. ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT paperback editionView all editions and formats
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An investigation into why so few African American and Latino high school students are studying computer science reveals the dynamics of inequality in American schools.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Margolis; Shirley Malcolm; Richard A Tapia; Rachel Estrella; Joanna Goode; Jennifer Jellison Holme; Kimberly Nao
ISBN: 9780262514040 0262514044
OCLC Number: 792730600
Notes: Foreword: Shirley Malcolm. Afterword: Richard Tapia.
Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Winner of Winner, Education category, 2008 PROSE Awards presented by the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. 2008
Description: xii, 201 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The myth of technology as the "Great Equalizer" --
An unlikely metaphor: the color line in swimming and computer science --
Technology rich, but curriculum poor --
Normalizing the racial divide in high school comptuer science --
Claimed space: "Preparatory Privilege" and high school computer science --
Teachers as potential change agents: Balancing equity reform and systemic change --
Technology policy illusions --
Conclusion: "The Best and the Brightest"?
Responsibility: Jane Margolis, Rachel Estrella, Joanna Goode, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Kimberly Nao.

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Students of color may be stuck on the educational 'shallow end' now, [Margolis] writes, but it is possible to end their segregation through systemic reform.-Education Week

 
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