ERIC Number: ED055599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Computing and Education in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Although the report is specifically about Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, the considerations presented are valid for all of Latin America. In September, 1969, Argentina had approximately 200 electronic computers. The annual growth is estimated at 15-20% and the implementation of teleprocessing and time-sharing systems have made evident the shortage of personnel. Most of the requirements are being met by ad-hoc courses, held by computer companies. In Uruguay, approximately 20 electronic computers are presently working. There are about 100 students registered in the Computing Science Career curriculum. Paraguay does not, as yet, have a computer, however, a Computer Center has been created with courses in Numerical Analysis, Programming, Operational Research, etc. The shortage of Computer Science teachers makes the multiplication of educational centers impossible. The United Nations could stimulate and aid the installation of Regional Centers of intensive education to train selected students in a short time. Since Spanish is spoken by most Latin American (and understood by Brasilians) the programming of such a project is much easier. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: United Nations, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Latin America; United Nations
Note: (0 References); Background paper prepared for the United Nations meeting of the Ad Hoc Panel of Experts on Computer Technology held in February 1970