SAFE PERFORMANCE CURRICULUM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL DRIVER EDUCATION. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND TECHNICAL FINDINGS
To determine the effectiveness of a model driver education curriculum in leading to safe vehicle operation among beginning drivers, the Safe Performance Curriculum was developed and pilot tested. The curriculum was based on instructional objectives derived from an analysis of the driver's tasks. In the pilot test, students were randomly assigned to one of the following: (a) Safe Performance Curriculum (SPC); (b) a Pre-Driver Licensing (PDL) course, consisting of instruction in the minimum requirements needed for the granting of a driver's license; or (c) a control group, which received no formal instruction through the secondary school system. Intermediate criterion measures of performance, knowledge, skill and attitude were administered to students in the first two groups. Program effects were measured in terms of curriculum (SPC vs. PDL), sex, and scholastic achievement level (lower vs. upper half of class).
- Study sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.
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- Riley, M C
- McBride, R S
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 270 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Curricula; Driver performance; Driver training; Drivers; Education; Instructors; Performance; Performance evaluations; Performance measurement; Personnel performance; Safety; Schools; Specialized training; Students; Tests; Training devices
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00091296
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/HS801491 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-003-2-427
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM