Computer Science Education: It’s Not Shop Class

2010/01/30

“As I noted in an article Monday, the National Science Foundation wants to reform high school computer science education in America, expanding its reach and updating the curriculum to better prepare students for a 21st-century economy.
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The N.S.F. seems to have a sound strategy for elevating computer science education in high schools by collectively raising its sights. Across the board, the approach is less emphasis on the digital equivalent of shop classes — how to use PowerPoint and Excel, or do Java programming. Instead, the goal is to “teach them the magic of computing,” said Janice Cuny, program director of the foundation”
in Computer Science Education: It’s Not Shop Class

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