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ERIC Number: ED002386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jul
Pages: 14
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COMPUTER PROGRAMING - SECONDARY SCHOOL, ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SHANAHAN, R.
A HIGH SCHOOL IN ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA, IS USING AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER TO TEACH COMPUTER PROGRAMING AND OPERATION AS PART OF THE THE REGULAR SCIENCE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM. NO DRASTIC CHANGES HAVE BEEN NECESSARY IN COURSE SCHEDULING OR TEACHING PERSONNEL. THE COMPUTER PERMITS MORE TIME TO BE SPENT ON THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES AND LESS TIME ON CALCULATIONS. STUDENT AND TEACHER ACCEPTANCE OF THE COMPUTER AND COMPUTER-ORIENTED SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN ENTHUSIASTIC. IF COMPUTER STUDIES ARE INTRODUCED EARLY IN HIGH SCHOOL, THE PROGRAMING COURSES CAN BE INCORPORATED DIRECTLY INTO TEXT MATERIAL. A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS OF INSTRUCTION IS NECESSARY FOR A STUDENT TO GAIN A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPUTER. AS A RESULT OF COMPUTER INSTRUCTIONS, STUDENTS SHOULD DO BETTER ON COLLEGE BOARD MATH AND SCIENCE EXAMS, THERE SHOULD BE A REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL DROPOUTS, AND MORE STUDENTS SHOULD BE MOTIVATED TO GO TO COLLEGE. A FACT SHEET OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY. News Bureau.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Altoona)