ERIC Number: EJ1031680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 30
What Might a Twenty-Year Old Conference Tell Us about the Future of Our Profession?
Cobb, George W.
Journal of Statistics Education, v21 n2 2013
The 1993 inaugural issue of the "Journal of Statistics Education" ("JSE") published an article about a small conference for Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs of twelve projects in statistics education funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This twenty-year retrospective (1) offers some personal memories related to the founding of "JSE," (2) offers some thoughts about the legacies of the twelve funded projects, (3) sets out a sense of how the conference themes have fared over the last twenty years, and (4) indicates what this might suggest about the future of our profession. In conclusion, I argue (briefly) that at this moment in its history, statistics education faces the biggest opportunity and challenge of its last 40 years.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Transformative Learning, Statistics, Periodicals, Science Education History, Science Projects, Educational Trends, Intellectual History, Professional Identity, Information Sources, Evaluation, Minority Group Students, Large Group Instruction, Resistance to Change, Total Quality Management, Barriers, Educational Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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