Restart: The Resurgence of Computer Science in UK Schools

  title={Restart: The Resurgence of Computer Science in UK Schools},
  author={Neil Brown and Sue Sentance and Tom Crick and Simon Humphreys},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput. Educ.},
Computer science in UK schools is undergoing a remarkable transformation. While the changes are not consistent across each of the four devolved nations of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), there are developments in each that are moving the subject to become mandatory for all pupils from age 5 onwards. In this article, we detail how computer science declined in the UK, and the developments that led to its revitalisation: a mixture of industry and interest group lobbying… 

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