ERIC Number: ED188949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Metric Education and the Metrics Debate: A Perspective.
Chappelet, Jean Loup
A short history of the use of the metric system is given. The role of education in metrication is discussed. The metric activities of three groups of metrics advocates, the business community, private groups, and government agencies, are described. Arguments advanced by metric opponents are also included. The author compares the metric debate with the "new math" and textbook controversies, and indicates that educators will have to deal with the metric issue in the coming decade. (MK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American National Metric Council (6th, San Francisco, CA, May 11-14, 1980).