Unicode education in UK Schools

Andre Schappo via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Fri Jul 7 04:02:26 CDT 2017

There is some evidence that Unicode is now being introduced to Computer Science pupils in UK Schools. Hove Park School give a summary of their Computer Science curriculum for Years 8 and 9 http://www.hovepark.brighton-hove.sch.uk/department/computer-science

From Year 9 curriculum summary:  "• Students code text into binary using ASCII and understand the limitations of this and the need for Unicode"

I think it unlikely they give much coverage of Unicode at Hove Park School but it is a promising start. Personally I am much encouraged, as Computer Science education in the UK, at all levels, continues to be dominated by ASCII.


as part of my continuing endeavours to get Computer Science/IT/ICT Internationalization on the School/College/University curricula I recently setup a google discussion forum https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/computer-science-curriculum-internationalization If you know of any academics who might be interested please do let them know of this new forum. Unicode is, of course, a fundamental building block for internationalization and so should feature prominently in Computer Science teaching, at all levels.

André Schappo

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