Reforming Undergraduate Statistics Education in the Arab World in the Era of Information

Rafiq Hijazi, Ibrahim Alfaki

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-88
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Statistics Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2020


    • ASA curriculum guidelines
    • Arab world
    • Statistics education
    • Undergraduate statistics programs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Statistics and Probability
    • Education
    • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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