Statistics education fin de siècle


Authors: 
Moore, D. S., Cobb, G. W., Garfield, J. B., and Meeker, W. Q.
Category: 
Volume: 
49(3)
Pages: 
250-260
Year: 
1995
Publisher: 
The American Statistician
Abstract: 

Higher education faces an environment of financial constraints, changing customer demands, and loss of public confidence. Technological advances may at last bring widespread change to college teaching. The movement for education reform also urges widespread change. What will be the state of statistics teaching at the university level at the end of the century? This article attempts to imagine plausible futures as stimuli to discussion. It takes the form of provocations by the first author, with responses from the others on three themes: the impact of technology, the reform of teaching, and challenges to the internal culture of higher education.

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