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Computer Literacy and the Press


by Joseph A. Menosky 1984

Recent polls indicate that some 90 percent of Americans believe that computer literacy (generally defined by proponents as a familiarity with the parts of a microcomputer and some measure of programming skill, usually in the language BASIC) is important enough to warrant its inclusion in the national educational curriculum. This article is concerned with how and why the belief itself has been propagated by the American news media.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 4, 1984, p. 615-621
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 854, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 3:12:12 PM

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  • Joseph Menosky
    Santa Monica, California
    JOSEPH A. MENOSKY is a writer and radio producer living in Santa Monica, California. He has been the science editor at National Public Radio and is currently writing a column on technology for Science 84 magazine.
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