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Joint Study Conference on Statistics Education


The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI, and the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) are pleased to announce the Joint ICMI/IASE Study Statistics Education in School Mathematics:  Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education.

Following the tradition of ICMI Studies, this Study will comprise two parts:  the Joint Study Conference and the production of the Joint Study book.  The Joint Study Conference will be merged with the IASE 2008 Round Table Conference.

The Joint Study Conference (ICMI Study and IASE Round Table Conference) will take place at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores, Monterrey, Mexico (, from June 30 to July 4, 2008.  Participation in the Conference is only by invitation, based on a submitted contribution and a refereeing process.  Accepted papers will be presented in the Conference and will appear in the Proceedings that will be published by ICMI and IASE as a CD-ROM and on the Internet.

The second part of the Joint Study - the Joint Study book - will be produced after the conference and will be published in the ICMI Study Series.  Participation in the Joint Study Conference does not automatically assure participation in the book, since a second selection and rewriting of selected papers will be made after the conference.

Proposed papers for contributions to the Joint Study Conference should be submitted by e-mail no later than October 1, 2007, to the IPC Study Chair (Carmen Batanero,  Papers should be relevant to the Joint Study focus and research questions, as described in the Discussion Document.  Guidelines for preparing and submitting the paper are also available in that document.  Please address questions to Carmen Batanero ( or Joan Garfield (  For more information, see the Joint Study Website (

International Programme Committee

Carmen Batanero (Spain, Chair), Bernard Hodgson (Canada, representing ICMI), Allan Rossman (USA, representing IASE), Armando Albert (Mexico), Dani Ben-Zvi (Israel), Gail Burrill (USA), Doreen Connor (UK), Joachim Engel (Germany), Joan Garfield (USA), Jun Li (China), Maria Gabriella Ottaviani (Italy), Lionel Pereira Mendoza (Singapore), Maxine Pfannkuch (New Zealand), Mokaeane Victor Polaki (Lesotho), and Chris Reading (Australia).

Local Organizing Committee

Blanca Ruiz (Chair), Armando Albert, Tomás Sánchez, Ernesto Sánchez