Stop Saying 'Computer Literacy'! (01 Jun 1983)
As computers become more widely used in schools, educators have invented many different ways to use them. The different uses for computers are based on quite diverse models of what the purposes of computer education should be. One very common approach is based on the notion of 'computer literacy': the idea that there is some basic familiarity with computers which all students need in order to compete in the job market, or to be informed citizens. The purpose of this paper is to question whether that notion is valid.
Article URL: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/stop.html
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