Should Children be Taught Computer Science?

As digital technologies become increasingly entrenched into our world, the conversation surrounding when and how to teach computer science is becoming increasingly important.  Should computer science courses be requisite the way that math courses are?  And if so, at what age would we start educating kids about computer science, and in what capacity? To find out more about the current conversation surrounding computer science in childhood education, we spoke with two professionals in the field.   Jasmine Ma is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at NYU’s Steinhardt school, and holds a Masters of Technology in Education.  She is also one of the faculty members involved in Steinhardt’s Computer Science Education program. We also spoke with Jason Briggs, who lives and works in the United Kingdom, and is the author of “Python…


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