History of Computing

Participation in Computing

The National Science Foundation’s Expansionary Programs

Authors: Aspray, William

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  • Examines the unexplored history of the NSF, an important player in US computer history
  • Highlights the role of the federal government and professional nonprofit organizations in the history of computing
  • Details efforts made to address the problem of the shortage of computing labor in the United States
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This book provides a history of the efforts of the US National Science Foundation to broaden participation in computing. The book briefly discusses the early history of the NSF's involvement with education and workforce issues. It then turns to two programs outside the computing directorate (the ADVANCE program and the Program on Women and Girls) that set the stage for three programs in the NSF computing directorate on broadening participation: the IT Workforce Program, the Broadening Participation in Computing program, and the Computing Education for the 21st Century program. The work looks at NSF-funded research and NSF-funded interventions both to increase the number of women, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians) and people with disabilities, and to increase the number of public schools offering rigorous instruction in computing. Other organizations such as the ACM, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and Code.org are also covered. The years covered are primarily 1980 to the present.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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Softcover $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79685-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Participation in Computing
Book Subtitle
The National Science Foundation’s Expansionary Programs
Authors
Series Title
History of Computing
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24832-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24832-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79685-7
Series ISSN
2190-6831
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 200
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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