10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 7: Statistical literacy in the wider society

Session 7B (Monday 9th, 14:00-15:30,   Level 2 - AV Study Room)

ISLP past and now


Session chair: James Nicholson


The session examines the past, present and future of the ISLP-Project (International Statistical Literacy Project). The history, where everything started from over 30 years ago under the so called World Numeracy Program is outlined. The situation today, with more with more than 200 country coordinators in nearly 100 countries is presented. The future will also be discussed - the aims and ambitions of the ISLP - will be introduced. The ISLP Project puts great emphasis on the work with educational institutions and young people. Furthermore, the project reaches out to other actors of society ranging from decision-makers, state officials and researchers to the media. The session will outline how, for example, media actors could be educated to promote statistical literacy and usage skills. Our purpose is to create a model with good practices that can be applied in different countries around the world. Finally, using Japan as a case study, we will examine how their country coordinators have improved statistical literacy in that country and hear about the long tradition of poster competitions Japan.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
7B1How to collaborate with the media to enhance statistical literacy of the general publicPim Bellinga (Netherlands)
Thijs Gillebaart (Netherlands)
7B2History of the Statistical Graphs Competition in Japan and its Role in Statistical Literacy DevelopmentsKazunori Yamaguchi (Japan)
Michiko Watanabe (Japan)
7B3ISLP past and nowReija Helenius (Finland)