ERIC Number: ED168868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-20
Reference Count: 0
Getting a Better Understanding of the Metric System--Implications if Adopted by the United States. Report to the Congress of the United States by the Comptroller General.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The question of whether the United States' measurement system should be changed is still unresolved. This General Accounting Office (GAO) report provides information on metrication and the issues involved. The results of GAO's work is summarized in an Executive Summary. The report contains recommendations to the United States Metric Board and the Office of Management and Budget to help implement current national policy in accordance with the 1975 Act and its legislative history. The report also contains a number of recommendations regarding other specific measurement activities. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Government Publications, Government Role, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Postsecondary Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 020-000-00169-1; No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: General Accounting Office
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