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Informatics as a Fundamental Discipline for the 21st Century

By Michael E. Caspersen, Judith Gal-Ezer, Andrew McGettrick, Enrico Nardelli

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 62 No. 4, Page 58

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Informatics for all is a coalition whose aim is to establish informatics as a fundamental discipline to be taken by all students in school. Informatics should be seen as important as mathematics, the sciences, and the various languages. It should be recognized by all as a truly foundational discipline that plays a significant role in education for the 21st century.

The European scene. In Europe, education is a matter left to the individual states. However, education, competencies, and preparedness of the workforce are all important matters for the European Union (EU).


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