This paper is from Session 2J: Active-learning approach for statistics in school education
which comes under Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level
Paper 2J2 (Thursday 12th, 11:00-12:30)
On Statistical Education in Secondary Mathematics Education in Japan
- Hisao Oikawa (, Japan)
- Shunichi Nomura (, Japan)
In recent years, the scope of statistical education in Japan has rapidly expanded. In this presentation we review past circumstances and discuss future directions for the further development of statistical education. We reviewed the history of the course of study of statistics in upper secondary schools and found that many opportunities to change how statistics are taught in Japan have been missed. We describe why these opportunities were missed, based on the experiences of teachers. Finally, we discuss the hopes and concerns for the forthcoming courses of study and the roles played by statisticians and other people involved in statistics education.