>I believe we are speaking of a skill that has not been addresed, even by the >standards. Recently had to learn to program in a relational database.
Should this skill be in a math curriculum, though?
> Previous programming I had done began and ended with plain old basic. This >was part of a fellowship >to link education and industry so teachers could see the skills needed for >workers, etc. My source was manuals - that is all.
For most popular products, there are more user-friendly books available for learning how to use a product.
>Technical reading is not addressed in any program - except maybe in >"tech-prep" programs. There is a time and a place when you cannot consult >others - or work in a group. Students need to be taught how to use all kinds >of resources - even their textbooks.
This might be due to the amount of context required for any technical knowledge area.