CS 492/CS 692 W07 Role-Playing Exercise 12

Computers in the elementary school curriculum

Team A

A group of educational advisors to the Ontario Ministry of Education who believe that it is important for all elementary school children to acquire familiarity with and understanding of computers. They advocate including computer literacy expectations into the elementary school curriculum, so that students will be required to know how to use word processors and other software in preparing their school reports.

Team B

A group of concerned parents who feel that the introduction of curriculum expectations in computer literacy will encourage their children to spend even more time in front of computer screens, at a young age, when there time may be better spent interacting with peers in face to face settings or getting outdoor exercise. They advocate no explicit expectations surrounding computer literacy in elementary school.

Last updated 3 January 2007