The coding versus language debate


“For the moment, the substitution of languages for coding does not appear to have become a particular problem in practice in Australia. However, public discussions have started to mimic that which is being heard in the United States. Already, language and coding are being framed as mutually exclusive, and the public are being asked which side to take. It is imperative that supporters of language education do not engage in this debate nor propel this narrative.” (Mason, S, 2017)

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This article will be published in the Term 4 MLTAQ Journal and would like to thank the author and editor of the journal for speeding up publication as this issue hits the news in Western Australia.

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