ERIC Number: ED030299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: 0
Films in Driver Education; How Educational Films Are Used in Michigan to Accomplish Objectives of High School Driver Education Courses.
Merrill, I. R.
Because Michigan has developed one of the outstanding driver education programs in the U.S. for high school students, it was selected for an investigation of how educational films were used to aid that program. The study described here focuses on three questions: 1. What is the amount of educational film use (how many, where, what kind)? 2. What film titles are used (which ones, how often, for what purpose)? And 3. How skillful is the film utilization? Driver education instructors in Michigan (N=1,228) were sent questionnaires in May 1959 and their replies analyzed. Though instructors make substantial use of educational film in driver education classes, they should take steps to use them more effectively. Producers of driver education films should study this report closely. Units within the course of instruction should be more minutely titled. The announcement and description of new film titles should be expanded. A final recommendation is that a continuing series of brief regional workshops in driver education audiovisual training techniques be instituted. (Author/GO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA. Div. of General Medical Sciences.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Highway Traffic Safety Center.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Audio-Visual Center.