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ERIC Number: ED134830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Metrication of Technical Career Education. Final Report. Volume I.
Feirer, John L.
The purpose of this study is to help the industrial and vocational education fields to use the metric system, primarily in the area of industrial arts from the seventh through the fourteenth year. Specific objectives of the study were to evaluate the changeover to the metric system in other countries, to analyze selected occupations in technical areas to determine what measuring competencies would be affected by the conversion, and to develop a series of learning modules and related materials. Seven kits of materials--primarily transparency masters--were developed in major technical areas with the help of an international advisory board from major industries going metric. Regional and national seminars were offered to industrial teacher educators to acquaint them with metrics and the problems of converting their programs, and each industrial teacher education institution in the U.S. which prepares vocational and technical teachers was provided with a complete packet of the materials (included in Volume II of this report). Evaluation of the materials, made through followup study of all schools using the materials showed they were found to be useful. Included in the report are curriculum analyses for metric conversion for drafting, general metals, machine shop, woodworking, residential building construction, and graphic arts. Also included are a list of the institutions and individuals attending the teacher educator seminars, seminar course outline, and the educators' comments on the materials. (MF)
Descriptors: Industrial Arts, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Metric System, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Workshops, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Transparencies, Visual Aids, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Center for Metric Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 010 072