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Re: [seul-edu] Language to teach 10 year olds

synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca said:
>   Together, we make up a local "community".  By choosing this common
> language we all "speak", we can effectively and comfortably
> communicate programming ideas across three different generations.  I
> cannot see this happening nearly as well if I were to choose some
> other language merely based on "suitableness for teaching
> programming".  People and relationships are far more important in
> teaching than the tools themselves. 

Agreed. Obviously the language does matter to a certain extent - a language
that the teacher doesn't know isn't a particularly good one to pick, and as
you point out, the availability of support and 'community' is also a major
factor when teaching smaller groups.

I disagree strongly, however, with the previous poster's implication that
using any language not currently in fashion with 'paying employers' would be