New Book Focused on Computer Science and Diversity

By Amy Ko, AccessComputing Senior Personnel
Invisible Hand

My collaborators and I will be publishing a new book this December called Critically Conscious Computing: Methods for Secondary Education. The book covers the entire scope of computer science (CS) concepts from a social justice perspective, connecting technical ideas in CS to disability, gender, and racial justice. It also provides a survey of CS teaching methods and offers example unit plans for teaching CS in ways that develop students’ critical consciousness about CS. The book will be published freely as an online, fully accessible website. While it speaks directly to middle and high school teachers, the content is also relevant to faculty in higher education who are interested in teaching CS from a social justice perspective.