ERIC Number: ED193089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Metric Information Dissemination Project for Educators and Consumers.
American National Metric Council, Washington, DC.
This report is the result of a year of research on a number of options available to individuals who will ultimately find themselves responsible for dissemination of metric information to educators and consumers. This document was prepared by the American National Metric Council (ANMC), an organization founded in 1973 by representatives of private industry and designed to serve as the planning and coordinating forum for voluntary metric conversion in the United States. Sections in this report include: (1) a brief history of metrication in the United States; (2) information about metrication in Canada, Great Britain, and Australia, three countries in the process of converting to the metric system; (3) selected brief reports on consumer-oriented and education programs in this country, including brief recommendations by ANMC; (4) a summary of recommendations; and (5) a select bibliography. The 10 appendices include information about ANMC, an Advisory Committee membership roster, a media survey on metric coverage, project correspondence, Interstate Consortium on Metric Education (ICME) recommendations, and additional material related to the project. (MP)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Industry, Information Dissemination, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Business Relationship
American National Metric Council, Special Publications, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American National Metric Council, Washington, DC.