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Which programming languages should be offered at the high school level?

Basic, Pascal, and perhaps C... C is the only one they would be likely to use later in life, but the others are an awful lot easier to learn.


Agreed. BASIC and Pascal are good programming languages to learn at the high school level. The C language might be good for some of the more advanced high school programmers. True, C is more widely used, but it is also very complicated. Learning some of the basic programming techniques in a language like Pascal can make the transition to C much easier.

J Fergin

Update - May 2010
Try either Java, C#, and/or VB.NET.


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