Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences
Volume 7 (2003), Issue 2, Pages 123-131

Considering ethnicity in teaching and learning statistics: should I worry about where my students come from?

Darfiana Nur and Kerrie Mengersen

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Copyright © 2003 Darfiana Nur and Kerrie Mengersen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the past decade there has been strong interest in the special needs of overseas students attending Australian universities, with respect to teaching and learning. This paper reports on three action research studies that address the question of whether such issues remain in the teaching and learning of statistics in particular.