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An edited and condensed transcript of the Tenth Annual Computer Symposium held at The RAND Corporation, November 13, 1967. Scheduling the symposium one day prior to the Fall Joint Computer Conference allowed top researchers in the information-processing field to contribute their time and talents. This transcript, edited from the original by each of the attendees, reflects serious but unprepared thoughts on the topic, “The Teaching of Computing.” The questions discussed included the people to whom computing should be taught; the grade level at which computer education should begin; the training of programmers and of teachers of computing; and the advice that should be given to high schools, junior colleges, and trade schools to help them initiate computer education programs.

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