ERIC Number: ED052361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
The Development of Driver Education Objectives Through an Analysis of the Driving Task.
McKnight, A. James; Adams, Bert B.
The ultimate goal of the research described in this paper is to develop a set of instructional objectives for driver education courses based on a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the driver's task. There are two phases--first, an analysis of the driver's tasks; second, a set of instructional objectives developed from results of the task analysis. The task analysis is described in this paper. It consists of three activities: (1) the analysis proper--reduction of the driver's tasks into their component behaviors, (2) a criticality evaluation--an attempt to assess the importance of each behavior to safe and efficient driving, and (3) the development of task descriptions--preparation of a booklet containing the results of the task analysis and a criticality evaluation. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. National Highway Safety Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Presentation to National Safety Congress (Chicago, Ill., October, 1970)