ERIC Number: ED173080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Canadian Experience: Implications for Metric Conversion in Education.
Chalupsky, Albert B.; And Others
The findings of a study of metric conversion in Canada are reported, with special attention to its impact on education. Some 40 interviews with metric education leaders in 8 provinces, coupled with an extensive review of documents and correspondence with key individuals in metric conversion throughout Canada, served as the information source for this report. Information is provided on the history and current status of the Canadian Conversion Program, including an overview of the organization and accomplishments of Metric Commission Canada. The results of the study suggest that metric conversion presents an ideal opportunity to evaluate and overhaul the entire program of measurement instruction. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: Contains occasional light type