ERIC Number: ED215879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Moving toward Metrication with a Metric Corps. Final Report 1980-1981.
Handy, Sheila G.
The target population for this program was teachers, students, and community persons from seven public schools and one non-public school. It was designed to reach teachers, students, parents, and community members with the major focus on developing students' skills in using metric measurement. Teachers and lay people received their training in workshops, and were expected to help students develop metric skills. Teachers who participated in the 30-hour course in metric education showed significant growth in their knowledge of metric measurement. Seven of 13 community adults who completed the metric project workshops assisted teachers with their metric programs in two of the participating schools. Project teachers noted that 70% of the items on a checklist of application of metric skills and concepts were taught to their students. However, sufficient evidence was not available to indicate that students of teachers who participated in a metric course demonstrated increased knowledge. The one class for which data were available showed a significant gain on a teacher-designed instrument concerning metric measurement. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
Identifiers: District of Columbia Public Schools; Mathematics Education Research