Accession Number : ADP003422

Title :   Teach Ada (Trademark) as the Student's First Programming Language?

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV CAPITOL CAMPUS MIDDLETOWN

Personal Author(s) : Richman,M. S.

Report Date : MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In designing an Ada programming course within our colleges and universities, one of the first issues we must confront is the level of expertise we shall set as prerequisite to the course. Ada is a very rich and complex language. Must the student have experience with some other high order language in order to appreciate Ada? The speaker contends that programming in Ada can be taught in a meaningful way to the neophyte and, in fact, there are decided advantages inherent in learning Ada as a first language. Some suggestions are offered for coping with the size and complexity of Ada. (Author)

Descriptors :   *High level languages, Teaching methods, Computer programming, Students, Courses(Education)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE