Great article over on good.is featuring Google Engineer Neil Fraser
“By grade 4,” writes Google engineer Neil Fraser, Vietnamese students, “start programming in Logo. Starting with sequences of commands, then progressing to loops.” And “By grade 5 they are writing procedures containing loops calling procedures containing loops,” he says.
Fraser also says 5th graders in Vietnam are so skilled, they can do the same programming 11th graders in the U.S. can do, which means that the 11th graders in Vietnam significantly outpace their American peers. Indeed, they’re skilled enough, says Fraser, to succeed in Google’s interview process.