ERIC Number: ED104726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Metric Inservice Teacher Training: Learning from the English and Australian Experience. Final Report.
Chalupsky, Albert B.; And Others
This study was conducted in order to gain detailed information about teacher education programs related to the English and Australian conversions to the metric system of measurement. Information was gathered by review and analysis of relevant official and unofficial documents, and by intensive interviews of key persons involved in teacher education activities related to metrication. For each country this report presents discussions of the background for metrication, distinctive features of the educational system (e.g., Teachers' Centres in England), Characteristics of teacher training programs and materials, and problems identified. Thirteen implications for United States teacher training related to the metric system are identified. These concern the role and optimal sequencing of teacher training activities within the overall conversion, the need for and use of quality materials, the need to deal with anxiety and resistance to change, and evaluation. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Note: For a related document, see SE 019 039