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ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) - Special Issue II on Computer Science Education in K-12 Schools, Volume 15 Issue 2, May 2015



Section: Special Issue II on Computer Science Education in K-12 Schools

How to Implement Rigorous Computer Science Education in K-12 Schools? Some Answers and Many Questions
Peter Hubwieser, Michal Armoni, Michail N. Giannakos
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/2729983

Aiming to collect various concepts, approaches, and strategies for improving computer science education in K-12 schools, we edited this second special issue of the ACM TOCE journal. Our intention was to collect a set of case studies from different...

In Memoriam: Roland Mittermeir (1950--2014)
Peter Hubwieser, Michal Armoni, Michail Giannakos
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2729982

Computer Science (CS) Education in Indian Schools: Situation Analysis using Darmstadt Model
Raghu Raman, Smrithi Venkatasubramanian, Krishnashree Achuthan, Prema Nedungadi
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2716325

Computer science (CS) and its enabling technologies are at the heart of this information age, yet its adoption as a core subject by senior secondary students in Indian schools is low and has not reached critical mass. Though there have been...

Computing Education in Korea—Current Issues and Endeavors
Jeongwon Choi, Sangjin An, Youngjun Lee
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2716311

Computer education has been provided for a long period of time in Korea. Starting as a vocational program, the content of computer education for students evolved to include content on computer literacy, Information Communication Technology (ICT)...

Computer Science Education in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany—A Case Study
Maria Knobelsdorf, Johannes Magenheim, Torsten Brinda, Dieter Engbring, Ludger Humbert, Arno Pasternak, Ulrik Schroeder, Marco Thomas, Jan Vahrenhold
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2716313

In North-Rhine Westphalia, the most populated state in Germany, Computer Science (CS) has been taught in secondary schools since the early 1970s. This article provides an overview of the past and current situation of CS education in North-Rhine...

A Purposeful MOOC to Alleviate Insufficient CS Education in Finnish Schools
Jaakko Kurhila, Arto Vihavainen
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2716314

The Finnish national school curriculum, effective from 2004, does not include any topics related to Computer Science (CS). To alleviate the problem that school students are not able to study CS-related topics, the Department of Computer Science at...

Scalable Game Design: A Strategy to Bring Systemic Computer Science Education to Schools through Game Design and Simulation Creation
Alexander Repenning, David C. Webb, Kyu Han Koh, Hilarie Nickerson, Susan B. Miller, Catharine Brand, Ian Her Many Horses, Ashok Basawapatna, Fred Gluck, Ryan Grover, Kris Gutierrez, Nadia Repenning
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2700517

An educated citizenry that participates in and contributes to science technology engineering and mathematics innovation in the 21st century will require broad literacy and skills in computer science (CS). School systems will need to give increased...