Gove: ‘Students studying ICT might as well learn to send a telex’

Gove opens BETT 2014 by claiming ‘Students studying ICT might as well learn to send a telex’

The TES site has a great article on how Michael Gove has branded teaching about word processing and spreadsheets in schools about as useful as making students learn “how to send a telex”, despite the fact that tens of thousands of students currently study the subject.

The education secretary dismissed the previous ICT curriculum as being “obsolete”, even though the most recent figures on the number of students sitting ICT at GCSE had gone up last year.

The comments have left experts concerned that the continuing attack on ICT by the politician has lumbered students with an effectively worthless qualification.

Full article:

http://news.tes.co.uk/news_blog/b/weblog/archive/2014/01/22/gove-students-studying-ict-might-as-well-learn-to-use-a-39-telex-39.aspx

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