ERIC Number: ED055600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Computer Science Education in Developing Countries.
The goals of computer science education in a developing country are: (1) to fulfill the manpower needs of computer scientists which would ensure rapid economic advancement of the country, (2) to popularize the use of computers as an integral part of engineering design, (3) to become completely self sufficient in software development and (4) to ensure that computer science plays its vital role in all areas of research and development. To fulfill these goals a broad based computer science education would be required. The educational programs may be divided into the following broad categories: (1) professional programs in computer sciences; (2) continuing education programs for practicing managers, engineers, scientists and teachers; (3) osmosis of computer science into other disciplines and (4) education of computer design and maintenance engineers. The primary role of the computer in accelerating industrial development in developing countries may be fulfilled in part by setting up regional computing centers and attaching them to good universities. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: India; United Nations
Note: (1 Reference); Background paper prepared for the United Nations meeting of the Ad Hoc Panel of Experts on Computer Technology held in February 1970