ERIC Number: ED113471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School Bus Driver Instructor Training Institute. Final Report.
Cleven, Arlene M.; Fucigna, Joseph T.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) has supported the development of a training program for school bus drivers in the form of a curriculum package (instructor's, course, and trainee study guides). To assist the States in making the program operational, NHTSA in 1974 supported the conduct of five five-day institutes to explain the curriculum package in detail to potential instructors and teach them how to teach. The document reports on the institutes, describing the planning, preparation, management, and evaluation procedures. Findings include these: 99 percent of the 78 enrollees from 47 States and two territories expect to be personally involved in school bus driver training efforts if the course is offered at the local level; 97 percent expect their organizations to use NHSTA materials; and 92 percent rated the institute as quite or very valuable. Among the appendixes are 70 pages outlining the institute's presentations to the trainees. These include teaching methodology topics as well as curriculum-specific topics, and workshop procedures which included lesson organization and practice teaching. Teaching at the institutes was shared by Dunlap and Associates, Inc., and Central Connecticut State College. Various educational institutions in different areas served as hosts. (AJ)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Organization, Driver Education, Evaluation Methods, Institutes (Training Programs), Lesson Plans, Practicums, School Buses, Teaching Methods, Traffic Safety, Trainers, Training Methods, Workshops
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (PB-240-109; HC $7.00; MF $2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dunlap and Associates, Inc., Darien, CT.