The IT teaching debate is taking place in many countries How is computing (ie computer science) taught in other countries? A look around the world shows that most other countries are experiencing the same epiphany as the UK. The current ferment of excitement around computer science as a school subject here (Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s speech criticising British educatioin, Gove’s announcements at BETT, the Royal Society report, new GCSEs announced, Raspberry Pi and .NET Gadgeteer, the Turing centenary, etc) makes the UK unique. Other countries are now looking to Britain for lessons about how to do it right. Comparisons are not straightforward, because of the diversity of educational systems.