Enhancing Participation in Computer Science among Girls of Color: An Examination of a Preparatory AP Computer Science Intervention

The Kapor Center for Social Impact research team produced a chapter of an IGI Global book slated for publication in 2017: “Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology.”

The chapter examines the impact of one 5-week summer computer science program on girls’ of color aspirations and attitudes towards computer science. A second study included in the chapter examines the effect of a subsequent 5-week intervention on the same cohort of girls of color a year later. Amongst its findings, repeated exposure to computer science courses significantly improved growth in computer science aspirations and identification with computer science for underrepresented girls of color.

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