ERIC Number: ED095359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Variations in Driver Education: A Survey of 67 Public School Programs.
New York State Office of Education Performance Review, Albany.
Driver Education is one of the most expensive courses on a per pupil basis offered in secondary schools. In order to assess the magnitude of driver education in New York State, and to evaluate the various methods and approaches used to teach the course, the Office of Education Performance Review surveyed 67 driver education programs offered at various school districts throughout the State. The wide variation in driver education costs--from $49 to $362 per pupil--is attributable to the method and approach used to teach the course. Driver education taught using the dual control method during the regular school day cost an average of $162 per pupil. The same course taught at a time other than during the regular school day cost an average of $93, making the regular school day program $69 or 74 percent more costly. Costs could be greatly reduced by scheduling driver education programs before or after the regular school day, on Saturdays, or as a summer program, and contracting with a commercial driving school for the laboratory portion. An appendix lists cost and enrollment data for all 67 programs. (MW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of Education Performance Review, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York