ERIC Number: ED171901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of Metric Measurement into the Vocational Curriculum of Pennsylvania.
Lewis, James P.
To implement metric education in Pennsylvania's vocational curriculum, the following objectives were planned: (1) establish two pilot metric measurement sites; (2) reproduce 150 copies of the 55 metric measurement booklets developed by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE); (3) orient vocational administrators to the curricular implications of metrics and to the administrative support needed for implementation; (4) provide information to teacher educators on metrics and the strategy for the modification of curriculum; (5) prepare trainers who can offer workshops at the local level in the state; (6) conduct local workshops to prepare teachers to use the NCRVE metric materials; and (7) prepare students to use metric measuring devices and terminology in their trade areas. Some of the major outcomes of the project include the following: two metric measurement pilot sites were successfully started and a model program for other vocational schools was adopted; a total of 109 facilitators were successfully trained to teach metric measurement to the vocational teachers; local facilitators successfully trained over 1,200 vocational teachers on how to teach metric measurement to their students; the vocational teachers gave metric measurement instruction to over 17,000 vocational students; and over 7,000 students were able to master the metric measurement material to a level of 80% or better. Further, it is projected that by 1981 the 44 vocational schools and 18 correctional institutions that received funds for metric education will have given instruction to over 30,000 vocational students. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
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