Contextualized approaches to introductory computer science: the key to making computer science relevant or simply bait and switch?

@inproceedings{Kay2011ContextualizedAT,
  title={Contextualized approaches to introductory computer science: the key to making computer science relevant or simply bait and switch?},
  author={Jennifer S. Kay},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2011}
}
America's youth perceive Computer Science to be difficult, tedious, boring, irrelevant and asocial. Unfortunately, many traditional introductory Computer Science classes and textbooks do little to improve that image. In contrast, contextualized approaches to teaching introductory Computer Science are very attractive. Instead of writing a leap year program… CONTINUE READING