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         Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of
           ACM Transactions on Computing Education
                 on Broadening Participation

A key issue in computing education at all levels is increasing the
participation of members from the underrepresented groups (women,
Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and those
with disabilities) in computing.  In this special issue of TOCE the
editors seek high quality scholarly papers that explore the problem of
underrepresentation from an education point of view. Papers may be
expository helping readers understand the causes of
underrepresentation or may describe educational practices that have
improved the participation and success of underrepresented groups.
Papers are welcomed from a broad range of perspectives. But a
preliminary one page abstract of the paper should be sent to the
Special Issue editors by October 31, 2009 to help the editors know
what range of topics will be coming in.  A number of papers will be
solicited to make sure that the Special Issue covers a wide range of
topics. The deadline for submission to the Special Issue is February
1, 2010.  Full papers, solicited or not, should be submitted via
Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/toce) and will be
refereed according to the normal TOCE review criteria (see
http://toce.acm.org/authors.html). In the submission cover letter,
please indicate that the paper is for the Broadening Participation
special issue.

Special Issue editors:
Richard Ladner, University of Washington, [log in to unmask]
Tammy VanDeGrift, University of Portland, [log in to unmask]

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