Supporting and Engaging Students from Low-SES Backgrounds

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There are existing inequities of groups who are underserved and underrepresented in Computer Science, the tech fields, and Computer Science Education courses. These include students with LOW SES (socioeconomic status) backgrounds.

  • SES encompasses not just income but also educational attainment, financial security, and subjective perceptions of social status and social class.

  • SES can encompass quality of life attributes as well as the opportunities and privileges afforded to people within society.

  • Low SES and its correlates, such as lower educational achievement, poverty and poor health, ultimately affect our society.

Who is Engaged?

Addressing our Low-SES Student Needs: The 10 Principles of Equity Literacy

How can we help address the educational needs of our Low SES students and ENGAGE them?

Provide Equitable and Inclusive Teaching Practices


Reflection Activity

Consider the following questions:

  1. What strategies have you found or think will be successful in engaging students from Low-SES (socio-economic status) backgrounds?

Low SES Introduction Slide Deck Template