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ERIC Number: ED095021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 122
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Metric Education. Prospectus.
Suydam, Marilyn N.
This prospectus proposes the development, by a consortium of states and provinces working with the Agency for Instructional Television, of television programs to teach measurement with the metric system. The scope and meaning of the metrication process are described, with affective as well as cognitive factors noted. Following a review of how the metric system developed, the meaning of measurement is discussed, and the metric system is presented as one system of measurement. Changes in the curriculum that can be anticipated as the nation goes metric are cited. Guidelines and specific suggestions for teaching the metric system are given, with the focus of instruction on providing measurement experiences. The role of instructional television in meeting the challenge of metrication is considered. An outline, including learner expectancies or goals, is given for 30 programs for the elementary-school level, 4 programs for the secondary-school/adult level, and 2 programs for teacher education. Project schedules and costs for the consortium are given. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.