ERIC Number: ED297144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Washington State Traffic Safety Education Curriculum Guide. A Master Guide for Implementing a Performance-Based Curriculum.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education Services.
This guide for implementing performance-based curriculum is intended to teach students decision-making driving. Heavy emphasis is put on the tasks and concepts involving traffic flow tasks (interacting with other highway users) and the functions and factors that affect that interaction. It is a "90-hour" guide, that is, the average student needs about 90 hours of classroom and independent study time to complete the activities, exclusive of in-car lessons and practice. Nineteen modules are provided: introduction to the highway transportation system, preparing and controlling, maneuvering in limited space; signs, signals, and pavement markings; human functions; intersections; traffic flow; lane changes; passing on two-lane roadway; freeway driving; complex driving; obtaining a driver's license; avoiding and minimizing impact, vehicle malfunctioning; vehicle characteristics, motorcycle awareness, nonmotorized traffic; roadway variations; limited visibility, lessened traction, special driving conditions; legal responsibilities, post-crash responsibilities; planning for travel; internal factors, physical factors, alcohol and other drugs; vehicle maintenance; and system improvement, fuel conservation. Each module consists of a list of objectives; student learning activities (classroom group and independent study); teacher-led discussion outline; overhead transparency masters; study sheets; and worksheets. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education Services.