Educational Technology

December 26, 2010

Report Finds K-12 Computer Science Education Declining

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by HPC Wire

Computer-related technology is increasingly driving the US economy, yet computer science education is scant in most American elementary and secondary school classrooms and the number of introductory and Advanced Placement courses in computer science has actually declined in the last five years, according to a report released this fall. “Some states and some schools are offering some really excellent courses,” said Mark Stehlik, co-author of the report, “Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach K-12 Computer Science in the Digital Age.” “But overall, the picture is pretty bleak,” added Stehlik, assistant dean for undergraduate education at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/Report-Finds-K-12-Computer-Science-Education-Declining-111605494.html?ref=494

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