COMPUGIRLS Remixed: Developing a Culturally Responsive Social System

Project: Research project

Description

Arizona State Universitys Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) proposes an I3 development grant that addresses Absolute Priority 4(Influencing the Development of Non-Cognitive Factors) and Absolute Priority 5
(Serving Rural Communities) by expanding our empirically-based program,
COMPUGIRLS, to examine the impact of developing non-cognitive skills on STEM
education within 3 rural and 5 urban high schools throughout Arizona. In collaboration with American Institutes for Research, our external evaluator, the COMPUGIRLS Remixed: Developing a Culturally Responsive Social System project will provide access
to 640 adolescent girls of color within LEAs.
Based on a theory of culturally responsive computing, we propose building on
our existing strategies to meet the following objectives: Objective #1: Revise
culturally responsive computing curriculum as an in-school model; outcome: more girls
from high needs areas will have access to a prolonged intervention with promising
evidence. Objective #2: Expand our curriculum to provide participants with increased
opportunities to positively affect their interests, self-efficacy, self-regulatory, self-concept and computational thinking skills; outcome: more girls from participating high needs area possess math skills poising them for postsecondary success in computer science; Objective #3: Integrate more experiences within our curriculum that demonstrate cultural relevance of learning from varied social actors; outcome: More girls from high need areas will have access to a strong support system that will influence self-perception in short and long-term outcomes.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/1/1712/31/21

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $2,999,768.00

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