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A paper emphasizing the importance of teaching computing at the high school level. The introduction of computing technology and of the computers themselves in secondary schools seems analogous to the learning of a foreign language, which is best taught to the young. Since computing skills cut across every discipline, the college-bound student should be prepared for intelligent use of this tool prior to his college freshman year. Although much effort will be devoted to this problem during 1962, the real wave of computing courses in secondary schools will probably not come until 1963 or later.

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