ERIC Number: ED072218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Education: U.S. Metric Study Interim Report.
National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
This interim report, as the sixth in a series was prepared to provide a better basis for Congressional evaluation of the feasibility of a United States changeover to a metric system. This study concerning the effects of increasing worldwide use of the metric system on education in the United States was carried out by the Education Development Center in Newton, Massachusetts. The aims of the study were to: (1) assess the educational advantages and disadvantages of both the metric and the customary systems of units, (2) determine the current usage of metric measures in U.S. schools and trends in that usage, (3) find the ways in which education would have to change as the U.S. accommodates to increased worldwide use of the metric system, under either a laissez-faire or a planned approach, and estimate the costs of the changes, and (4) make recommendations of ways in which to take best advantage of these changes. Methods of achieving curriculum changes needed in view of increasing metric usage are discussed. An appendix contains the program of the Education Conference held in October 1970 as one of a series of National Metric Study Conferences. The texts of the key papers presented at that conference by the National Education Association and the National Science Teachers Association are also appended. (Editor/AG)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Responsibility, Feasibility Studies, Government Publications, Metric System, National Surveys, Resource Materials
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (S/N 0303-0858; $1.75)
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.