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Statistics teachers, their difficulties, opinions and needs

Statistics teachers, their difficulties, opinions and needs TEACHER TRAINING AND RECRUITMENT ISSUES IN STATISTICAL EDUCATION In 1982, the Cockcroft Committee looked at mathematics education in the UK and reported that ‘some teachers, especially those who completed their degree courses some years ago, do not have sufficient knowledge of probability and statistics to teach in these areas effectively’. Furthermore, that committee found that few teachers, including those whose degree or other courses had contained statistics, had received any training in how to teach statistics.