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On Some Reform Initiatives on Statistics Education throughout the World

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Author(s): Doğan Yıldız | Atıf Evren

Journal: Selçuk Journal of Applied Mathematics
ISSN 1302-7980

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Statistics education | statistical thinking | foreign reform trials on statistics education.

ABSTRACT
The discussions on the development of statistics education were intensified especially at the end of nineties in United States of America. In this respect, some means were taken into consideration to develop statistics education especially in undergraduate levels. Some ideas were put forward to evaluate the quality of statistics courses both offered in statistics departments and in other departments providing statistics as service courses. In these debates, the skills that the graduates of statistics departments were supposed to possess were also under investigation. Besides the roles of theoretical courses, applied courses , mathematics courses offered in statistics curriculum, the opportunities to collaborate with some of the departments including mathematics, and the effects of technology on statistics education were the other items on the agenda.
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