ERIC Number: ED042938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Key Issues Concerning the Adoption of the Metric System and Implications for the Education of Exceptional Children.
Fineblum, Carol M.
A survey, a questionnaire, and a literature search were employed to determine what would be the implications of the adoption of the metric system for the education of exceptional children. Current experience of exceptional children with the metric system and problems associated with the use of the English system were determined. The needs of exceptional children in a learning experience are enumerated (clear presentation of concepts, sequential presentation from the concrete to abstract, apparent functional relevance of new learning). Exclusive use of the metric system is recommended. A rationale for its adoption for exceptional children is presented. Recommendations for facilitating the adoption are made in terms of classroom stratagem, educational personnel preparation, community responsbilities, and time considerations. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Information Center on Exceptional Children.