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The Story of MACOS

The Story of MACOS: How getting curriculum development wrong cost the nation, and how we should do it better | Computing Education Research Blog:

By 1971, Dow realizes that the controversies around MACOS could easily have been avoided. They had made choices in their materials that highlighted the challenges of Eskimo life graphically, but the gory details weren’t really necessary to the learning objectives. They simply hadn’t thought enough about their users, which included the teachers, administrators, parents, and state education departments.