Dropping Out of High School: The Role of 3D Alice Programming Workshop

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Conference Proceeding

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35th Annual Proceedings of Association for Educational Communications and Technology


This study explores how high schools, through their curriculum reform with technology, may influence students’ decisions to stay in school. There is little focus on how the curriculum with technology projects might hold students in school. This study examines risk factors of why students drop out of high school and further investigate the potentials of a technology-enhanced course that resist those risk factors, and increase protective factors for underprivileged students in an at-risk school.