ERIC Number: ED344800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Driver and Traffic Safety: Program Evaluation, 1990-1991. K-12.
This report describes and evaluates the K-12 driver and traffic safety education program at the Des Moines (Iowa) public schools. Four perspectives are evaluated: context, input, process, and product. The school district's mission, the program's philosophy, and the supervisor's viewpoint are outlined. The current program and its course content is described in the context evaluation. The paper reports that the program's purposes and objectives include: (1) to equip students with safety knowledge; (2) to teach proper skills; (3) to assist students in developing good judgment; (4) to foster development of desirable attitudes; (5) to develop emotional stability; and (6) to make students cognizant of their own personal physical ability as they relate to everyday life. The budget and sources of revenue, equipment, and community resources are evaluated in the input section. In the process evaluation the goals, objectives, and responsibilities of the staff and school district are discussed. The product evaluation section describes the success of the driver education program, supervisor's observations, and students' interest in the program. The document concludes with a statement of future needs and recommendations including the need to replace three simulator units in the driver's education program and to rotate the after school program to the different high schools where the simulation units are located. (KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Driver Education, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Program Evaluation, Safety Education, Simulation, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Traffic Safety
Department of Information Management, Des Moines Public Schools, 1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309-3399.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Instructional Support Services.