Annals of Software Engineering

, Volume 6, Issue 1–4, pp 91–110 | Cite as

The relevance of software education: A survey and some recommendations

  • Timothy C. Lethbridge
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Abstract

We summarize the results of a survey of software practitioners in which we asked about the relevance of their education. We analyze the data and highlight potential changes to computer science or software engineering curricula, based on mismatches between the extent to which the topic is taught and its importance in the careers of the participants. We also present some advice to companies regarding topics in which they should train employees; we compare this advice to a list of skills that employers have indicated they wish employees to possess.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy C. Lethbridge
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  1. 1.School of Information Technology and Engineering, 150 Louis PasteurUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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