ERIC Number: ED104719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Metric Education Activities in State and Territorial Departments of Education - A Survey.
Szabo, Michael; And Others
By reviewing the literature on metric education, the authors identified eight major categories of concern: (1) national planning, (2) state planning, (3) budget needs, (4) curriculum development, (5) inservice training, (6) exemplary programs, (7) legislation, and (8) anticipated needs. A 16-item questionnaire to assess status with respect to these areas was developed and sent to state supervisors of science and mathematics. Responses were received from 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 4 territories. Data were analyzed and used to estimate the extent to which states were able to meet four objectives: comprehensive planning, effort for legislation, provision of curricular materials and inservice training, and budgetary support. It was concluded that states exhibited these abilities only slightly. The authors recommend that objectives for full metric education be developed, and that communication channels among states be established to aid in the development of materials. They also advise that metric consultants be identified, that efforts to pass legislation be intensified and that the approach to metric education be an interdisciplinary one. The questionnaire used and data collected are appended to this report. (SD)
Descriptors: Budgets, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Metric System, National Surveys, Research, State Departments of Education, Surveys
Ohio State University, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 244 Arps Hall, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Science and Mathematics Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.