Call for Submissions: Broadening Participation


Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of ACM Transactions on Computing Education on Broadening Participation

A key issue in computing education at all levels is increasing the participation of members from the underrepresented groups (women, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and those with disabilities) in computing. In this special issue of TOCE the editors seek high quality scholarly papers that explore the problem of underrepresentation from an education point of view. Papers may be expository helping readers understand the causes of underrepresentation or may describe educational practices that have improved the participation and success of underrepresented groups. Papers are welcomed from a broad range of perspectives. But a preliminary one page abstract of the paper should be sent to the Special Issue editors by October 31, 2009 to help the editors know what range of topics will be coming in. A number of papers will be solicited to make sure that the Special Issue covers a wide range of topics. The deadline for submission to the Special Issue is February 1, 2010. Full papers, solicited or not, should be submitted via Manuscript Central ( and will be refereed according to the normal TOCE review criteria (see In the submission cover letter, please indicate that the paper is for the Broadening Participation special issue.

Special Issue editors:

Richard Ladner, University of Washington,

Tammy VanDeGrift, University of Portland,

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