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Other positions of educational and community leadership included Secretary of the Environmental Studies Association of Victoria (1972-73), Member of the Committee of Adelaide Consortium for Mathematics Education and editor of its Newsletter (1990-97), Australian College of Education Treasurer (1995–1997), Member of the Editorial Panel, Australian Mathematics Teacher (1991-97), St Mark’s College Foundation, University of Adelaide Board Member (1994–1998), Post-Graduate Students’ Representative on the Board of Graduate Studies, University of Adelaide (1995-96), Representative of the South Australian Ornithological Association on the Exotic Birds Advisory Committee of the Animal and Plant Control Commission of the South Australian Government (1995-99), and co-editor, Proceedings of Conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Adelaide, July, 1999. He also acted as a referee for a number of education journals, books and conferences. John was consultant on mathematics education issues to the Minister for Education, New South Wales in 1997, received a research grant from Faculty of Economics, University of Adelaide to examine students’ understanding of statistical ideas and ways of improving the teaching of first year statistics (with Anne Arnold) in 1997-98, was research assistant to Peter Brinkworth, Flinders University of South Australia, to investigate secondary students’ views of mathematics in 1997 and to Professor Kath Hart, University of Nottingham in 2001. At the moment he died John was helping as an Associate Editor in the planning of the Statistics Education Research Journal , which we are now starting and this issue still includes some of his reports. The editors and the IASE Executive Committee are indebted to John for all his work and will try to continue his labour on behalf statistics education research. It is difficult to summarise in just a few paragraphs John’s contribution to statistics education. We are writing these lines as a modest homage to the colleague that, in spite of the physical distance has closely and continuously worked with us in the past years. Throughout this time we were able to perceive his passion for work, his brilliant ideas, critical attitude, vast culture and knowledge. At a personal level, we shared scarce, but valuable moments that we will remember for life, in which we knew of his sense of humour, kindness, interest toward other people’s life and work. Many IASE members sent us their words of condolence; all of us are going to miss the colleague and the friend. THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF PROBABILITY, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS FROM 1959-1994 JOHN M. TRURAN (2001). PhD. Thesis: University of Adelaide, South Australia. Supervisors: Dr Paul Scott and Miriam Brice. The teaching of probability in schools provides a good opportunity for examining how a new topic is integrated into a school curriculum. Furthermore, because probabilistic thinking is quite different from the deterministic thinking traditionally found in mathematics classrooms, such an examination is particularly able to highlight significant forces operating within educational practice.
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