ERIC Number: ED075660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Driver Education in the Schools. Automotive Safety Foundation's Monitor.
Hartman, Charles H.
Over the past 30 years, high school driver education has grown from a single-purpose experimental course offered in one public school to a multi-faceted program considered part of the regular curriculum in 14,000 public schools. The driver education curriculum is intended to achieve numerous, sometimes diverse goals. In addition to the obvious short-range goal of a competent motor vehicle operator, another important long-range objective is that of responsible citizenship, both in relation to traffic and in the larger societal setting. The nature of high school driver education has changed over the years, particularly in the laboratory portion of the course, as evidenced by use of simulation and multiple-car method. Financial support of high school driver education has, over the years, shifted from almost exclusive reliance on local tax dollars to some type of special state aid. Whatever the future may hold for high school driver education, it is important for educators to work toward instructional improvement through examining issues and problems relating to: (1) legal authority, (2) organization and administration, (3) teacher selection, preparation, and licensure, (4) curriculum and instruction, (5) facilities and equipment, (6) financing, (7) evaluation, research, and development, and (8) public support. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Curriculum Development, Driver Education, Educational Change, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Selection, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Automotive Safety Foundation, Washington, DC.