ERIC Number: ED322085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Organizing Safety in Elementary Schools: Components of the Process.
Della-Giustina, Daniel E.
In planning the safety program for elementary school children, teachers should be able to identify at least one safety objective to promote knowledge so as to aid in the development of basic safe attitudes and behaviors. The inclusion of safety instruction across all elementary levels and subjects constitutes the "multidisciplinary approach." Children are often the target of depraved acts of violence, due to their vulnerability. Considering the results of nationwide surveys, it is imperative that we provide safer schools and instructional methods that will teach children how to protect themselves both at school and at home. Finally, a critical problem today is the "latchkey" child. It is estimated that from two to seven million latchkey children are at home unattended each day. Safety instruction is not merely an accumulation of facts and statistics; it is the development of skills and attitudes that will promote the safety and well-being of elementary school students. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (New Orleans, LA, March 28-31, 1990).