ERIC Number: ED318728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Traffic Safety Education Guide.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
This guide, intended for administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers, provides outlines and suggestions for strategies and materials needed to achieve the goals and objectives of the safety education program. The guide covers the following topics: a broad examination of the highway system; the responsibilities highway users have toward each other; the operation of the traffic system; governmental responsibilities for the system; how natural laws affect driving; and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving. Having this information will enable student highway users to identify inappropriate behavior or conditions, formulate alternatives, and take actions that will avoid or minimize danger and reduce risk to themselves and others. A three-step process of identification, decision making, and risk reduction enables students to synthesize new knowledge and experience with what they already know and to refine and extend the fundamentals of traffic safety. The guide follows a format that is compatible with the New York Safety Education Syllabus K-12. Each section contains objectives, learner outcomes, suggested learning activities, sample activities, teacher notes, and a list of resources. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.