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First Programming Language for High School Students
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, , Department of Computer Science, Georgia State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Washington, D.C., United States ISBN 978-1-939797-32-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Although Java, C++, and C have been among the top four languages, continuously, used in industry and education, there is a debate on whether they are most suitable for novice programmers This paper surveys articles about views on the first programming language for beginners Our results will be used as a starting point in developing a high school course in computational thinking We argue that procedural programming languages are better suited to beginners than object oriented programming languages, and conclude that we will use Calq, a procedural programming language available as a web-application.

Citation

Hendrix, R. & Weeks, M. (2018). First Programming Language for High School Students. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1896-1903). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 17, 2019 from .

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