ERIC Number: ED200404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Preparation for Metric Changeover in State Departments of Education: A Nationwide Survey.
Szabo, Michael; And Others
The status of teacher certification practices and metrication programs at the State Department of Education level are reported. A survey was made of the plans, developments, goals, and projected metrication needs of personnel charged with preparing the public school population for life with the metric system. Nine categories were assessed by specific questionnaire items. Responding were 66 state supervisors, representing 42 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories. Among the findings: (1) 88% indicated there are presently no metric competency statements in teacher certification regulations; (2) 95% declared their region has commenced formal planning for implementing the metric system; (3) only 33% felt metric changeover could be accomplished by the end of 1980; and (4) 25% felt the role of the Federal government has been minimal. The document states that two issues must be resolved: (1) agreement on metric competencies to be developed in the teaching population, and (2) operational definitions of competency in the metric system. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
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