What do CS teachers think about Culturally-Relevant Computing? A Mixed Methods Study

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    Daniel Hoffman
    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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    Peter Leong
    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
  3. Rochelle Piʻilani Kaaloa
    University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
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    Seungoh Paek
    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Abstract: This presentation reports a mixed-methods study examining how in-service Computer Science (CS) teachers working in Hawai'i perceive the concept of culturally-relevant computing. Data for the study came from a survey sent to CS teachers (n = 19) and focus group interviews with a subset of respondents (n = 10). Analysis of the data revealed a snapshot of teachers’ beliefs about culturally-relevant computing, as well as their current practices related to culturally-relevant pedagogy in the domain of CS. Detailed findings will be presented along with a discussion of the considerations and challenges in-service teachers face when planning and implementing culturally-relevant CS lessons.


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