ERIC Number: ED073230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Going Metric: Looking Ahead. Report of the Metrication Board for 1971.
Metrication Board, London (England).
Great Britain began changing to the metric system in 1965, in order to improve industrial efficiency and to increase its competitive strength in international trade. Despite internal and external pressures calling for acceleration of the rate of change, a loss of momentum in expanding use of metric standards was noted in 1971. In order to accomplish a complete changeover by 1975, the transitional period should be as short as possible and the change should not be confined to manufacturing industries. The government should provide positive support for metrication, including necessary legislation and publicity. This report on the Board's work in 1971 discusses the progress of metrication in the following areas: (1) education and industrial training, (2) transportation and communications, (3) fuel and power, (4) agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fisheries, and land, (5) industrial materials, (6) construction industry, (7) engineering industries, (8) weighing machines, (9) metrication and the consumer, (10) public relations, and (13) metrication progress overseas. (AG)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Economic Progress, Educational Needs, Government Role, Industry, Metric System, National Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Social Change, Standards, Technological Advancement, Technology
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Authoring Institution: Metrication Board, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)