Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Statistics

  • Assumpta Estrada
  • Carmen Batanero
  • Stephen Lancaster
Part of the New ICMI Study Series book series (NISS, volume 14)


Teachers’ attitudes towards statistics play a significant role in assuring success in implementing any new statistical curriculum. In this chapter, attitudes and their component factors are conceptualised, and the primary instruments available to assess attitudes are reviewed. Following this, the research on teacher attitudes towards statistics is summarised. Finally, some implications for training teachers in statistics are discussed.


Professional Development Prospective Teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge Professional Life Statistical Concept 
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Research supported by the project EDU2010-14947, MICIIN-FEDER.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Assumpta Estrada
    • 1
  • Carmen Batanero
    • 2
  • Stephen Lancaster
    • 3
  1. 1.Departament de Matemática, Facultat de Ciències de l’EducacióUniversity of LleidaLleidaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Didáctica de la MatemáticaUniversidad de Granada, Facultad de Ciencias de la EducaciónGranadaSpain
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsCalifornia State University, FullertonFullertonUSA

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