ERIC Number: ED079651
Record Type: RIE
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Where the Learning Is.
National Commission on Safety Education, Washington, DC.
The experience in learning safe behavior reported in this monograph evolved from a group of elementary school teachers who wanted to explore approaches which would develop safe behavior in elementary school children integrally with other learning experiences, rather than merely to pursue the inculcation of safety facts, rules, and information. Thus, the teacher-pupil experiences reported in this project give primary attention to safety as an integral part of their teaching of other basic learnings, such as science, language arts, and social studies. These experiences are designed to offer the child behavioral alternatives in subsequent situations, so that he can assess conditions of low-risk or high-risk and select the safer course of action. In this way, the participating teachers found that safety considerations become part of the child's total experience both in and out of school. (Author/SES)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Schools, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Programs, Learning Experience, Safety Education
National Commission on Safety Education, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (NEA Stock # 461-13958, HC $.50)
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Sponsor: Prince George's County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Safety Education, Washington, DC.