ERIC Number: ED075623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Driver Education Task Analysis. Volume IV: The Development of Instructional Objectives. Final Report.
McKnight, A. James; Hundt, Alan G.
This report is the fourth in a series of four reports dealing with the development of performance-oriented driver education objectives through an analysis of the driver's tasks. Described in this volume are the methods used to develop a set of instructional objectives for driver education courses and an evaluation instrument for evaluating attainment of these objectives. Both the objectives and evaluation instrument were based upon the results of a driving task analysis conducted in an earlier phase of the effort and described in Volume I, available as VT 018 252, and Volume II, available as VT 019 911 in this issue. Those driving behaviors considered critical enough to be required of all drivers were organized into a set of performance objectives and accompanying performance standards. In addition, a set of enabling objectives, describing the skills and knowledges required in carrying out the performance objectives, was prepared. The evaluation instrument was composed of: (1) an off-road test to measure basic skills involved in controlling vehicle motion, (2) a checklist of student responses to a series of planned and unplanned driving situations, and (3) a knowledge test composed of 105 information items drawn from the enabling objectives. Volume III, which contains the performance and enabling objectives and the evaluation instrument is available as ED 072 249. (Author/SB)
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Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.