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Journal of Statistics Education
© 2020, © 2020 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. This article is the first to thoroughly investigate the state of undergraduate statistics education in the Arab world. It discusses evidence with respect to the quality of education in general and statistics education in particular. Based on a survey of statistics programs in Arab universities, several issues pertaining to curriculum structure, pedagogical practices, and matching learning outcomes with labor market needs are discussed. The survey results reveal a gap between the undergraduate statistics programs in Arab universities and the international curriculum guidelines. This gap signals the urgent need for reforming and enhancing statistics education to address the needs of the labor market in this era of information. Recommendations and strategic reforms based on best international practices are outlined.
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Arab world, ASA curriculum guidelines, Statistics education, Undergraduate statistics programs
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Hijazi, Rafiq and Alfaki, Ibrahim, "Reforming Undergraduate Statistics Education in the Arab World in the Era of Information" (2020). All Works. 2904.
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