Microsoft calls for primary school computer science training in UK

By Antony Savvas, Computerworld UK

Microsoft has called for a “radical shake up” in the way computer science is taught in schools in the UK. On the eve of the BETT education technology show in London, Redmond is warning that the UK risks falling behind other countries in the race to develop and nurture computing talent, if “we don’t ensure that all children learn about computer science in primary schools”. The government is already in the process of revamping computer science education in secondary schools with a new curriculum, but Microsoft wants to catch them younger.

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