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IT teaching needs reform, government says

29/11/2011 Joanna
The teaching of ICT and computer science in England's schools is in need of reform to make it more suited to the changing role of technology, the government said yesterday (November 28th).

The announcement comes in response to the Next Gen independent review of skills for the UK's video games and visual effects industries. 

Commissioned last year by Ed Vaizey, the minister for culture, communications and creative industries, the Next Gen review outlined the skills needed in these industries.

Responding to the report, the government acknowledged that to better engage the computer scientists of the future it is necessary to reform IT teaching in the country.

No reform proposals have yet been put forward.

Commenting on the report, Mr Vaizey said: "It is an industry that has real potential to create the high quality jobs of the future.

"We need to invest in talent that will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of games creativity."

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