Educational Technology

December 29, 2011

UK Secondary schools fail teenagers over computer lessons, says Ofsted

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

by Jessica Shepherd, the Guardian

Schools are jeopardising the career prospects of thousands of teenagers by failing to offer compulsory classes in computing, a damning report by inspectors shows. A three-year study by Ofsted found that in almost a fifth of secondary schools, up to half of 14- to 16-year-olds are not taught computing – known as Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The subject is compulsory for children aged five to 16 and is seen as crucial to rebuilding of the economy. Inspectors denounced the quality of teaching in the subject as inadequate in more than a quarter of secondary schools.

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