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Title: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies in CS: Modern K12 Outreach and its Adaptability in a Global Crisis
This paper describes the ways in which an established K12 informal learning program, called Young Women in Computing (YWIC), utilizes culturally sustaining pedagogical practices to support learning, development, and leadership of youth outreach participants as well as undergraduate instructional staff. Authors emphasize the leadership roles undergraduates (here, authors 1-3) play in developing and implementing outreach designed and embodied at a Hispanic[1]Serving Institution. The three themes illustrated in this study include (1) opportunities for agency, or ownership, choice and autonomy for undergraduate leaders, (2) an emphasis on relationality, or developing personal relationships among undergraduate leaders and youth, and (3) the multiplicity of relevant knowledge and “ways of knowing” which contribute to viable pathways into computing. This paper argues the elevation of undergraduates better apprentices the next diverse educators and leaders in computing.  more » « less
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National Science Foundation
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