ERIC Number: ED098325
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Motorcycle Safety Education Programs: Report of a Survey of State Departments of Education and of Colleges and Universities.
American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, Washington, DC.
A survey of State departments of education and colleges and universities, conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Council Safety and Education Foundation, revealed the need for more teacher education programs, instructional materials, and organized workshops that promote motorcycle safety education. The primary interest indicated by State departments of education was in curriculum guidelines, program planning and administration, instructional materials, and teacher qualifications. Although nearly all States report some material already available, there is wide agreement on the need for development of additional instructional material. Sixty-five percent of the respondents felt that motorcycle safety education, during the last three years, has become more acceptable as a school responsibility. Responses from 122 colleges and universities revealed similar primary interests. A shortage of qualified motorcycle education teachers appears to be a restrictive factor in developing programs in colleges and secondary schools. Increased emphasis on motorcycle safety is being planned in 60 percent of the colleges. However, the respondents showed wide differences of opinion on predicting the future of motorcycle safety during the next five years. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Motorcycle Industry Council, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, Washington, DC.