Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

Re: British Schoolkids To Be Taught Computer Coding

Hash: SHA1

____/ Homer on Friday 16 Sep 2011 19:21 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Hardon spake thusly:
>> "The UK government has finally decided to do something about the dire
>> state of IT and computer science teaching in the country: it will
>> create a new 'IT-centric' General Certificate of Secondary Education
>> that will cover computational principles, systemic thinking, software
>> development and logic. The current ICT GCSE has been lambasted for
>> boring kids to death with lessons on using Word and Excel, rather than
>> teaching computer programming."
> Good.
> Beats me why they ever /stopped/ teaching real computing. If people want
> to learn the specifics of proprietary applications, surely it should be
> up to the respective proprietary software vendors to provide private
> vocational training for their commercial products, for those who
> actually want to buy them, and not up to taxpayers to subsidise those
> companies' incomes with state-aid, by allowing public schools to be
> perverted into sales showrooms for a captive audience of schoolchildren.

At taxpayers' expense even, meaning that they needn't pay for it
*and* it becomes compulsory to learn how to become their clients.

- -- 
		~~ Best of wishes

Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
http://Schestowitz.com  | GNU/Linux administration | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
Editor @ http://techrights.org & Broadcaster @ http://bytesmedia.co.uk/
GPL-licensed 3-D Othello @ http://othellomaster.com
Non-profit search engine proposal @ http://iuron.com
Contact E-mail address (direct): s at schestowitz dot com
Contact Internet phone (SIP): schestowitz@xxxxxxxxx (24/7)
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index