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

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 h...

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Main Authors: Schiller Achim
Engel Joachim
Format: Article
Published: 2018
Series:Challenges and Innovations in Statistics Education
Kulcsszavak:Statisztika
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/57456
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Summary: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.
Physical Description:7-11
ISBN:978-963-306-575-4