Teaching of computer science in UK lacks relevance

The teaching of computer science must become more relevant to modern needs, said the government. The UK government said the current teaching of IT was « insufficiently rigorous and in need of reform ». This impression results from an industry report investigating technology teaching in the UK. The report was published in October and criticised current ICT classes as those tended to aim at conveying how to use software instead of writing it. As a consequence, a major task would be to investigate ways to tempt good teachers of computer science into schools.