Market Research Shows Teenage Britons Want Improved IT Education

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31st October 2012 04:56 - Education

 

According to a survey of 1,000 13 to 17 year olds by managed services provider Logicalis, over half of British teenagers believe the Government needs to provide them with better quality technology education.

Only 20% of the teenagers surveyed think their IT education is adequate, while 44% claimed they fear poor technology education will block them from getting a good job in the future.

Nevertheless, 23% of the surveyants plan to begin an IT career in the future. Furthermore, the survey showed that teenagers are increasingly aware of computer science disciplines since 16% of those polled have already programmed a computer.

These market research findings are complimented by the fact that the Government is gearing to reform the ICT curriculum in UK schools to make it more relevant and less boring to school children. A revised draft has already been published with a stronger emphasis on computer science, the web and digital media.

Chris Gabriel, Logicalis Vice President of Solutions Management, commented: "Kids are savvier than we give them credit for. They recognise that being good on an Xbox isn't enough preparation to become the next developer of a games platform. They can see that there's genuinely a massive lag in what is up-to-date IT skills." 

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