One of the underlying causes could have been tied to the participants' "lack of sufficient general, abstract knowledge of the computing and/or programming structures at play," wrote Dorn in Communications in May 2011.
The following letter was published in the Letters to the Editor in the April 2014 CACM (http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2014/4/173227).
As explored in Esther Shein's news story "Should Everybody Learn to Code?" (Feb. 2014), educators should indeed teach everybody to code, even if not all become programmers. After all, throughout the English-speaking world, we aim to teach everybody to write good English, even though we do not expect all of them to write novels for a living.
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