The importance of statistical literacy for democracy : civic-education through statistics

Schiller, Achim and Engel, Joachim: The importance of statistical literacy for democracy : civic-education through statistics. Challenges and Innovations in Statistics Education. pp. 7-11. (2018)

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Abstract

Civic Education has had the same objective (“Mündigkeit”) for the last 50 years, but the conditions to achieve it have changed. Mündigkeit is a prerequisite for citizen’s participation, to strengthen and stabilize democratic structures. In the information age, Mündigkeit regarding statistics means having an orientation in the confusion of the modern information jungle and the deluge of quantitative information and statistics. The requirements for understanding and evaluating information about societal developments have changed: Statistical skills are becoming increasingly important for an evidence-based judgment in today's society. They entail understanding data-related arguments and representations, questioning possible conclusions as well as uncovering opinions and already made decisions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Challenges and Innovations in Statistics Education
Date: 2018
Page Range: pp. 7-11
ISBN: 978-963-306-575-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: Statisztika
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 10-11. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 30. 12:41
Last Modified: 2019. May. 30. 12:41
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/57456

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