ERIC Number: ED126241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Driver Education Curriculums for Secondary Schools: User Guidelines. Safe Performance Curriculum and Pre-Driver Licensing Course. Final Report.
Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.; Central Missouri State Coll., Warrensburg.
The essential characteristics of the Safe Performance Curriculum and the Pre- Driver Licensing Course are described, and the administrative guidelines for their implementation provided. The course was pilot tested in the Kansas City, Missouri school system in 1973 and 1974. The instructional approach uses a combination of independent study, classroom instruction, guided learning, range and on-street instruction, and adult supervision. The Safe Performance Curriculum is presented in eight units: introduction, basic control skills, normal driving, environmental factors, complex perceptual skills, driver influences, emergency skills, and nonoperational tasks. An outline of these units is followed by brief descriptions of the evaluation measures used in the pilot test: pre/post driving knowledge test, unit knowledge tests, basic skills range test, perceptual skills test, evasive range test, on-road performance test, and an attitude measure. Scheduling requirements and a list of equipment and facilities needed are outlined. Three-fourths of the document consists of appended material, including the following tests, with administrator guidelines: driving knowledge, unit knowledge, basic skills range, on-road performance, and general driving knowledge (attitude). The master course schedule and project staffing requirements are also appended. (Author/SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. Office of Driver and Pedestrian Research.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.; Central Missouri State Coll., Warrensburg.
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