A future for computing education research

  title={A future for computing education research},
  author={Steve Cooper and Shuchi Grover and Mark Guzdial and Beth Simon},
  journal={Communications of the ACM},
  pages={34 - 36}
Seeking to address the most important issues facing the computer education research community. 
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