ERIC Number: ED122056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
The Development and Testing of Parent Involvement in Driver Education.
Reaser, Joel M.; And Others
A driver education program which integrated professional in-class instruction with parent-supervised on-road driving practice is described. Major sections deal with instructional materials development and pilot testing. The program was planned in two levels: MP (model program, with full parental participation including meetings with instructors) and MO (materials only program). Due to limited response from parents in an inner city school, the MP was implemented only in an affluent suburban school. The MO program was implemented in the suburban school and in both an inner city and a middle class urban school. Two problems in the study were: low percentage of parents willing to participate and no statistical results showing differences in knowledge or performance for students whose parents did participate. Both programs found the instructional materials useful and easy to understand. A comparison of MP, MO, and control subjects on tests of driving knowledge and on-road performance was planned but inadequate samples precluded meaningful analysis of the data. Appended material (199 pages) includes: summaries of other similar programs, a review of State regulations and statutes, parent handbook, instructional cards, implementation guide for instructors, and the driving knowledge test. There is also a 15-item reference list. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Driver Education, Instructional Materials, Parent Participation, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Legislation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
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