ERIC Number: ED171947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Metric Education Modules for Postsecondary and Adult Vocational Education. Final Report.
Ellis Associates, Inc., College Park, MD.
A project was conducted to develop three metric education modules for use with bilingual (Spanish and English) students in postsecondary and adult vocational education programs. Developed for the first section of each module, five instructional units cover basic metric concepts: (1) measuring length and finding area, (2) measuring volume, (3) measuring time and finding speed and acceleration rates, (4) measuring mass and power, and (5) measuring temperature and energy. The second major section of each module was designed to illustrate applications (presented in 6-7 units) of metric measurement to task performance and problem solving in one of three occupational areas: agriculture (grounds keeper, private pesticide applicator, agricultural mechanic, veterinarian assistant, grain elevator foreman, fence builder, and gardener); business and office (mail clerk, proofreader, clerk-typist, secretary, bookkeeper, office manager, and word processor), and trade and industrial occupations (draftsman, machinist, welder, automotive tune-up mechanic, electrician, and electronics service technician). Each module unit is organized into the following elements: objectives, suggested activities for instructor and student, information sheets, transparency masters, assignment and job sheets, and tests and answer keys. (JH)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agricultural Education, Bilingual Education, Business Education, Educational Research, Learning Modules, Metric System, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Research Reports, Spanish Speaking, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ellis Associates, Inc., College Park, MD.
Note: For related documents see CE 021 429-436