On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, authors of the Building an Operating System report presented their findings in a special webinar.
Watch that webinar here.
Building an operating system for
Computer Science Education
CS In Schools Study
The CS In Schools study identifies significant supports and challenges that computer science (CS) teachers and their school administrators perceive most affect CS education in their schools. It also describes practitioners’ opinions about the qualities they feel CS teachers need to have, steps that need to be taken to move CS education forward, and their visions for CS education in the future. In order to answer these questions, 19 teachers and eight administrators (see description of sample) were interviewed.
Both the CS In Schools Study and the Teacher Capacity Study examine teachers’ current contexts, capacities and needs. The Teacher Capacity Study did so through the administration of a questionnaire. This study complements that questionnaire by interviewing a sample of those respondents to examine issues pertaining to CS more in-depth and provide rich qualitative descriptions.
We interviewed 19 teachers to better understand the supports available to them,
the challenges they face, and their vision for the future of computer science
The administrators that we interviewed identified fewer barriers and supports
than the teachers, but of those identified, many were the same that the teachers
described. This overlap provided an opportunity to examine similar issues from