Mark Harrison, Director of the Royal Academy of Engineering, has sent a link to the ICT Programme of study which has just been published.
The letter that Naace, ITTE and MirandaNet have written to Gove about their concerns about staffing the new ICT Curriculum in schools and in teacher education can be found Here
Here are some headlines from the 19th October Guardian on this topic….
Graduates to be offered £20,000 to train as computer science teachers
Michael Gove announces new courses designed with help from Facebook, Microsoft and IBM to improve basic, boring school lessons. Graduates are to be offered £20,000 scholarships to train as computer science teachers in an initiative launched by the government and backed by companies including Microsoft and Facebook.
The move is part of a package of reforms aimed at overhauling computer science education, giving children the skills to write programs rather than simply focusing on word processing skills.
The education secretary, Michael Gove, announced on Friday that current information and communications technology teacher training courses will be axed from next year. Instead, ministers will offer scholarships worth £20,000 to attract high-achieving graduates to train as computer science teachers. Read more…
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