[LINK] Computing in Schools Report from The Royal Society

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Thu Feb 2 16:07:17 AEDT 2012

On 2/02/2012 11:02 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 10:45 AM 2/02/2012, Webb, KerryA wrote:
>> Or are we trying to address a shortage of skilled ICT workers in the
>> community, by trying to enthuse schoolkids about Computer Science.
>> Should we be teaching Nursing Science for the same reason?
> Very good analogy, Kerry. I would answer a qualified 'yes' to the
> question about Nursing Science...
Does Nursing Science have the general usefulness of Computer Science? 
Priorities compete. Education should equip students to continue learning 
and provide perspectives on what they want to do with their lives.

On those criteria, I reckon Computer Science warrants more resources 
than Nursing Science.

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