In the context of CS education, equity works to improve access, opportunity, and participation for underrepresented students. These short-form discussions are organized by specific equity issues but, in reality, the conversation around equity is not so clearly defined. “Intersectionality” connects and complicates all aspects of equity as it relates to power, identity, and discrimination.
New to the conversation? Start here with Dr. Scott!
Dr. Allison Scott is the Chief Research Officer at the Kapor Center for Social Impact. In this article, she sums up much of the background and purpose behind the equity movement in CS education.
"Expanding participation in technology will benefit our nation’s ability to create new products and solutions, improve entrenched societal challenges, and address negative effects of technology--from algorithmic bias and privacy issues to income and wealth inequality. Our students deserve our investment. Let’s ensure all students are prepared to power our nation’s technology-driven future."
Dr. Scott will also be the keynote speaker at CSTA's Equity in Action Summit on March 6th, 2021.