“Catching the bug: pupils and punched cards in South Africa in the late 1970s”

Olivier

2014

Citation information

M. S. Olivier. “Catching the bug: pupils and punched cards in South Africa in the late 1970s”. In: Reflections on the History of Computers in Education — Early Use of Computers and Teaching about Computing in Schools. Ed. by A. Tatnall and B. Davey. Vol. 424. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer, 2014, pp. 291–301

Abstract

This paper describes my memories as one of the pupils taking computer studies in South Africa in the late 1970s, when such programs were still uncommon. The differences between how the subject was approached back then and current approaches are not only due to technological developments; the 1970s curriculum reflects a fundamentally different approach.

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Definitive version

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-55119-2_19

BibTeX reference

@inproceedings(hugenote,
author={Martin S Olivier},
title={Catching the bug: pupils and punched cards in {South Africa} in the late 1970s},
booktitle={Reflections on the History of Computers in Education --- Early Use of Computers and Teaching about Computing in Schools},
series={IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology},
volume={424},
editor={Arthur Tatnall and Bill Davey},
year={2014},
publisher={Springer},
pages={291--301} )


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