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A Content Analysis of Programming Examples in High School Computer Textbooks in Taiwan
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, , , National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

JCMST Volume 18, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

In this study we examined 16 high school computer textbooks used in Taiwan with an attempt to analyze the nature and the presentation styles of programming examples in them. The presentation styles were differentiated based on the presence or absence of four major problem-solving steps: problem analysis, solution planning, coding, and testing/debugging. Our findings revealed that presentation of programming examples in most of the analyzed textbooks lacked detailed explanation of some of the problem-solving steps, especially problem analysis and testing/debugging. With respect to the nature of the problems solved by the programming examples, most fell into one of the following four categories: math problems, graphics problems, syntax problems, and real-life problems.

Citation

Lin, J.M.C., Lin, K.Y. & Wu, C.C. (1999). A Content Analysis of Programming Examples in High School Computer Textbooks in Taiwan. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 18(3), 225-244. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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