|Linda Gattuso (Canada)||email@example.com|
|Maria A. Pannone (Italy)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|It is well known that even though statistics
are taking more and more place in the school curriculum, the teachers often
do not have the means and even the necessary knowledge to implement this
new content in their classrooms. Studies in training teachers to teach statistics
show that there are many difficulties, one of them being the relative isolation
of teachers and the lack of support. In Italy, a large experimentation for
teaching statistics, based principally on the data oriented approach (DOA)
and the use of officials statistical data, was realized at three school
levels (elementary, secondary and upper secondary schools) in four Italian
regions with the collaboration of 382 teachers. In this paper, we will describe
the activities designed for preparing the teachers in view of the experimentation
carried out in the upper secondary schools and their consequences. The teachers'
recorded interviews and the questionnaires filled in before the experimentation,
together with the teachers' journals and the issues of group discussions
at the end of the experimentation, have been analyzed revealing the elements
of this experimentation that had a relevant impact on teachers training.
Hawkins, A., Jolliffe, F., Glickman, L. (1992). Teaching Statistical Concepts. The effective teachers series. Longman: London.
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