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Culturally Responsive Computing: A Theory Revisited

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Learning, Media and Technology Volume 40, Number 4, ISSN 1743-9884


Despite multiple efforts and considerable funding, historically marginalized groups (e.g., racial minorities and women) continue not to enter or persist in the most lucrative of fields--technology. Understanding the potency of culturally responsive teaching (CRT), some technology-enrichment programs modified CRP principles to establish a culturally responsive computing (CRC) experience for disenfranchised groups. We draw from our respective praxes developing two such initiatives and reconceptualize CRC as a heuristic. In this theoretical article, we offer a more nuanced vision of CRC considering intersectionality, innovations, and technosocial activism. Implications for the newly defined tenets consider programmatic, theoretical, and methodological concerns.


Scott, K.A., Sheridan, K.M. & Clark, K. (2015). Culturally Responsive Computing: A Theory Revisited. Learning, Media and Technology, 40(4), 412-436. Retrieved August 20, 2019 from .

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