A CASE STUDY IN COLLABORATION PREPARING SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHERS


Authors: 
Paul J. Fields
Pages: 
online
Year: 
2008
Publisher: 
Proceedings from the joint ICMI/IASE Study Statistics in School Mathematics.<br>Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education
URL: 
http://www.ugr.es/~icmi/iase_study/Files/Contents.htm
Abstract: 

Although the mission of mathematics education departments or programs is to prepare the next generation of secondary education mathematics teachers, the question still remains, "Who should provide the training in statistics education for these future teachers?" We propose that statistics education should be provided by statisticians in collaboration with mathematics educators. We describe a model that has been designed recognizing how statistical reasoning differs from mathematical reasoning and implemented incorporating how classroom pedagogy is consequently affected.