ERIC Number: ED111669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Report to the Nation on the Management of Metric Implementation.
Perica, Lou, Ed.
The progress toward United States conversion to the metric system is the major focus of this publication. The status of Federal legislation and the influence of anti-trust laws on this legislation are discussed. Metric implementation by industry is surveyed with respect to several industries: automobile, aerospace, tooling, building and construction, metal products, and consumer products. Federal and state activity supporting education and training in the metric system is discussed. Results of a survey of institutions preparing teachers of home economics, industrial arts, and vocational education are presented, together with recommendations based on the survey results. Metric implementation in five other countries is briefly reviewed. A list of other publications available from the American National Metric Council is included. (SD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Educational Change, Legislation, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, National Organizations, Reports, Surveys, Teacher Education
American National Metric Council, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 (ANMC subscribers, single copy $2; all others, single copy, $3; bulk rates available)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American National Metric Council, Washington, DC.