ERIC Number: ED358064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
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Development of a British Road Safety Education Support Materials Curriculum.
Bouck, Linda H.
Road safety education needs to be a vital component in the school curriculum. This paper describes a planned road safety education support materials curriculum developed to aid educators in the Wiltshire County (England) primary schools. Teaching strategies include topic webs, lecture, class discussion, group activities, and investigative learning through a problem solving approach. Materials provided for the teacher include: a detailed instructional guide, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, activity sheets, unit quizzes, answer keys, and supplementary resources. The paper also reports on a validation study conducted during the pilot testing phase of the curriculum development process. Students (N=32) were randomly selected and assigned in equal numbers to experimental and control groups in each of two schools. The control group was given a posttest only, while the experimental group was given the road safety instruction and a posttest. Analysis of the test data found a significant difference between those pupils who had received the road safety support materials instruction and those pupils who had not. Recommendations based on the development, pilot testing, and statistical analysis of the road safety materials are provided. (Contains 17 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)