ERIC Number: ED215216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Safety Education in the Elementary School. Fastback 170.
Wayne, Joseph E.
This pamphlet deals with incorporating effective safety education programs into the elementary school curriculum. Covered in a discussion of the scope and nature of the safety problem are classes of accidents (motor vehicle, home, work, and public accidents) and causes of accidents. Various functions of safety education in elementary schools are examined, including increasing knowledge, developing attitudes of safe living, and developing skills of safe behavior. Described next are steps in planning a safety education program and articulation of the safety education curriculum. Following a brief outline of the content requirements for safety education, information is provided on a number of nonschool-jurisdiction accidents, including motor vehicle, pedestrian, pedacycle, water-related, home, recreational, and fad-related accidents. Examined next are such facets of creating a safe school environment as proper supervision of student activities, maintaining a safe school facility, emergency preparedness, school safety services, student and community involvement, pupil transportation services, accident reporting, and staff development programs. Several teaching methods for use in safety education are explained. Appended to the pamphlet are addresses for sources of safety education resources. (MN)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Articulation (Education), Community Involvement, Curriculum, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Fused Curriculum, Guidelines, Program Development, Program Guides, Resources, Safety Education, School Accidents, School Safety, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Traffic Accidents, Transportation
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75; $0.60 to Phi Delta Kappa members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Research Foundation, Bloomington, IN.