Computing Consequences: A Framework for Teaching Ethical Computing

TitleComputing Consequences: A Framework for Teaching Ethical Computing
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsHuff, C, Martin, DC
Volume38
Pagination75-84
TypeReport
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00010782
Keywordscomputer , COMPUTER science , education , ethics , Pedagogical Materials , SCIENCE , STUDENTS , Study
AbstractThis article focuses on the insight that was included in Computing Curricula 1991, a report from the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Curriculum Task Force, and has been a part of Computer Science Accreditation Board curriculum standards since 1987. Interest in the consequences of computing is especially important because most computer science majors expect to use their education in industry. From the student perspective, a curriculum that emphasizes computers in the world in which they will work is quite practical. Computer scientists in industry regularly face questions requiring professional judgment that cannot be answered in precise mathematical terms. The importance of these issues was underscored by Computing Curricula 1991, which identified social, ethical, and professional issues as subject areas in its requirements for an undergraduate computer science curriculum. Ethicists, historians, social analysts, sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists have all contributed to research in this area. Instead of suggesting that students learn each discipline separately, the scientists suggest that from the perspective of computer science, every ethical concern is located at a particular level of social analysis.
NotesCommunications of the ACMAccession Number: 9512125400; Huff, Chuck 1; Email Address: huff@stolaf.edu; Martin, C. Dianne 2; Email Address: diannem@seas.gwu.edu; Affiliations: 1: Psychology Department, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, Minn. 55057-1098.; 2: EECS Department, Academic Center, Sixth Floor, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052.; Issue Info: Dec95, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p75; Thesaurus Term: COMPUTER science; Thesaurus Term: SCIENCE & industry; Subject Term: EDUCATION -- Curricula; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Subject Term: COMPUTER scientists; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: STUDENTS; Number of Pages: 10p; Illustrations: 5 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Chart; Document Type: Report
DOI10.1145/219663.219687
Short TitleComputing Consequences: A Framework for Teaching Ethical Computing. (cover story)
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