Subject: Re: teaching kids functional programming
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 05:32:58 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.functional
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Mark Tarver <> wrote:
| One reason functional programming has not become more widespread, is
| that it is rarely encountered by our children or teens during their
| learning process. Here is an open question for you all.  Do you think
| that functional programming can be taught with benefit to those of
| school age and if so, how do you think this might be done? 

Back before the PLT Scheme team got chased away from Rice [ha, ha,
only serious], there was this thing called the TeachScheme project
<>, which still seems to exist but which
has [sadly, IMHO] been renamed to "TeachScheme, ReachJava!", though
it still appears to start the program with Scheme, see:

The original scope included a curriculum for teaching high-school
students and college freshmen Scheme... *and* a series of summer
workshops to teach *teachers* how to teach the curriculum. [Very
important, that last bit.]


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