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Statistics in Schools
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General)
Vol. 149, No. 1 (1986), pp. 60-64
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2981885
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Some statistics was taught in schools in the nineteen thirties, but little progress could be made in the next twenty years, since few teachers were interested in teaching it. In 1952 and 1968, the RSS published reports on the teaching of school statistics, and together with the IoS presented a joint submission to the Cockcroft Committee in 1979. These three reports differ considerably in their perception of the relationship between mathematics and statistics, and the kind of courses required at school level. This paper suggests that the development of school statistics needs to be regarded as part of the large problem of adapting school mathematics to meet the needs of the many less exact sciences that now use it, as well as the needs of school physics.
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General) © 1986 Royal Statistical Society