TITLE

Teacher Perceptions and Attitudes About Teaching Statistics In P-12 Education

AUTHOR(S)
Mills, Jamie D.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Educational Research Quarterly;Jun2007, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The teaching of statistics at the elementary and secondary level is a relatively new expansion of the curriculum. Considering the many challenges faced by teachers of statistics in higher education, there is a continuing need to evaluate and monitor teaching and learning at this level. The purpose of this study was to survey elementary and secondary teachers to determine their attitudes about statistics, their perceptions related to student attitudes and achievement, and their attitudes about their preparation and training. The findings based on the results of a survey suggest that although most of the teachers have overall positive attitudes about their statistics experiences, many were undecided about their experiences, and most reported that they need additional preparation and training. Implications are discussed from the results and suggestions are offered to statistics educators in an effort to improve and advance the teaching and learning of statistics in P-12 education.
ACCESSION #
25245972

 

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