Canadian Education

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

As luck would have it, there is a very good summary of linux in education in this month's (July 2006) issue of Linux Format magazine, with articles at the elementary, secondary and university/college levels (starts on page 50)! I usually pick up the magazine at various Indigo/Chapters stores in Canada. Two comments I would like to echo (among others ;-)) are barriers to adoption stated in the articles: 1.) "Lack of knowledge" 2.) "Lack of leadership". How true. My experience is that there is an appalling lack of knowledge by the decision makers, and hence, a lack of leadership in schools. As someone has already commented, more linux/tech-savvy administrators would help the situation and reduce the harm being done to the education of students by denying them knowledge of the exploding growth of linux use worldwide, linux experience and access to linux systems. Linux format website.