This paper is from Session 10C: Collaboration among countries
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which comes under Topic 10: Innovative collaboration in statistics education

(Monday 14th, 10:55-12:25)

Statistics and probability curriculum development for future elementary teachers in Chile: collaboration among countries




During 2003, the Chilean Bureau of Education decided to include statistics and probability as one of the main areas of the curriculum for elementary and secondary schools. This scenario poses new challenges to universities that need to prepare future teachers in these subjects. One of these challenges is the lack of textbooks and materials to support teacher educators. A multidisciplinary and international team of statisticians, mathematicians, and teacher educators joined efforts to test and develop curriculum materials aimed to provide future elementary teachers with learning opportunities related to content and specialized knowledge. In this presentation, we will describe the process of working together, the different international prospective that enriched the development of the materials, and findings from pilot testing in 16 universities with elementary teacher preparation programs throughout the country.