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December 16, 2014

ISI South East Asia Regional Network News


It has been a busy 2014 for the ISI South East Asia Regional Network! First, we finally got everyone’s consent and have an Outreach Committee on South East Asia (SEA). I am happy to introduce the members to you. Secondly, I am pleased to share with you the success of the BIG event for the year, the ISI-RSC 2014 Conference, 16-19 November, 2014. With this success, I am now even more convinced of the viability and value of the ISISEA Regional Network. The Conference also provided an occasion for the members of the Outreach Committee to get together. Other than two members who had other prior commitments, the rest of the committee members were there. I report briefly on our discussion. Finally, I have some information of interest for those looking for another conference or for scholarships to do a Phd. feel free to pass along to a friend who may be interested.

I take this opportunity to wish you all very happy holidays and a very happy and fruitful 2015!

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November 13, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS from the INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL INSTITUTE (ISI)


60th ISI WSC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The ISI and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce funding opportunities for developing country participants to next ISI World Statistics Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Deadline is 16th January 2015. More>>

Bulletin 1 is now available. More>>

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August 24, 2014

ABS-CBN News: Group wants DepEd to review proposed Statistics curriculum


ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 08/23/2014 4:57 PM | Updated as of 08/23/2014 4:57 PM
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/08/23/14/group-wants-deped-review-prop...

MANILA -- A group of statisticians called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to review its proposed statistics curriculum under the K-12 program, citing problems in its planned implementation.

In a statement posted by its current president, Jose Ramon Albert, the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) listed down several issues that they asked the education department to consider prior the implementation of its new statistics curriculum.

Under the new curriculum, concepts in statistics are being proposed to be taught from grades 1 to 8, and grade 10. The subject would be culminated in the second semester Grade 11 Math course in statistics.

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August 23, 2014

POSITION PAPER ON THE PROPOSED STATISTICS CURRICULUM IN K-12


We, the undersigned, officers, as well as past Presidents, of the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI), recognize the current efforts of the Department of Education (DepED) to enhance basic education in the country. We laud the DepED for using the K-12 program as a mechanism for long overdue changes in the basic education curriculum. Concepts in Statistics are being proposed to be taught from Grades 1 to 8, and Grade 10, culminating in the second-semester Grade 11 Math course in Statistics. We extol these efforts to improve statistical literacy among Filipino learners, so that they can become effective citizens in this age of ICT and Big Data.

On behalf of the country’s sole scientific society of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of the proper use of Statistics, we would like to call the attention of DepED to a few matters that will affect the teaching of Statistics to our young:

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2014 PSAI Annual Conference and Training


Start Date: Sep 10 2014 - 08:00
End Date: Sep 12 2014 - 17:00
Location: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Cebu City

Bulletin No. 1 - Announcement and Invitation
Bulletin No. 2 - Call for Papers and Other Announcements
Bulletin No. 3 - List of Hotels
Registration Form