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Computers and High School Students
A look at the effects of learning programming and the factors affecting outcome (math knowledge, cognitive skills and feedback).
# 19262 | 2,475 words | 16 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Computer and Technology (General)


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" Introduction
The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature on teaching computer programming to high school students. In particular, the focus of the paper is on determining the value of teaching programming. With respect to the literature, it can be noted that the research on computer programming falls into two broad categories: (1) research aimed at determining the effects of learning computer programming; and (2) research on variables that modify or influence the effects (e.g., degree of benefits) obtained from learning computer programming. Both of these bodies of research are reviewed here.


Effects of Learning Computer Programminq
According to Scherz, Goldberg and Fund (1990), one beneficial effect of learning computer programming may be..."

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