ERIC Number: ED384749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Novice Driver Education Model Curriculum Outline.
Lonero, Lawrence; And Others
This document, which was developed after a comprehensive review of the current state of driver education across the United States and which included an extensive literature review and interviews with 40 individuals from various sectors, including education, law enforcement, and the insurance industry, identifies ways of revamping driver education. Discussed in the introduction are the current state of knowledge and the need to rethink the objectives and methods of driver education. The following aspects of developing a curriculum outline strategy are considered: driver education's missions, stakeholder needs, underlying strategic assumptions, and curriculum development goals. Presented next is an outline listing 40 performance objectives in the following categories: motivation, knowledge, attention, detection, perception, evaluation, decision, motor skills, safety margin, and responsibility. The following topics are examined in a section on methods: shaping methods to goals, building instructional media units, instructional delivery, refocusing driver education resources on motivation, educating motivation and responsibility, planning and evaluation, and curriculum integration. Included in a section on supporting noninstructional influences are suggestions for coordinating community influences and linking driver education with graduated licensing. Concluding the document are a summary, and 10 recommendations for revamping driver education. Appended are a methods outline and list of the 40 experts consulted. Contains 136 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Driver Education, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Evaluation Criteria, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Models, Motivation Techniques, Needs Assessment, State of the Art Reviews, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A