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Computing in Schools

Computing in schools

This project looked at the way that computing is taught in schools, with support from 24 organisations from across the computing community including learned societies, professional bodies, universities, and industry.

The final report Shut down or restart?: The way forward for computing in UK schools was published on 13 January 2012.

School teachers, academics and other members of the computing community came together through the study to address growing concerns that the design and delivery of the ICT and computing curricula in schools is putting young people off studying the subject further. The effect on the UK economy of the dwindling enthusiasm for computing/ICT in schools was explored, together with the need for more specialist teachers and development of qualifications that can motivate and inspire the next generation.

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