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Effective measures to foster girls’ interest in secondary computer science education

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HAPPE Lucia BÜHNOVÁ Barbora KOZIOLEK Anne WAGNER Ingo

Rok publikování 2020
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Education and Information Technologies
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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www https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-020-10379-x
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10639-020-10379-x
Klíčová slova Computer science education; Girls; Interventions; Motivation; Interest; Self-efficacy
Popis The interest of girls in computing drops early during primary and secondary education, with minimal recovery in later education stages. In combination with the growing shortage of qualified computer science personnel, this is becoming a major issue, and also a target of numerous studies that examine measures, interventions, and strategies to boost girls’ commitment to computing. Yet, the results of existing studies are difficult to navigate, and hence are being very rarely employed in classrooms. In this paper, we summarize the existing body of knowledge on the effective interventions to recruit and retain girls in computer science education, intending to equip educators with a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate map of interventions recommended in the existing literature. To this end, we perform an aggregated umbrella literature review of 11 existing reviews on the topic, together accumulating joined knowledge from over 800 publications, and formulate the findings in a map of 22 concrete interventions structured in six groups according to their phase and purpose.

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