A STUDY OF ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES AND POLICIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL DRIVER EDUCATION IN ILLINOIS

The study problems were: (1) to determine if practices of scheduling driver education were consistent with learning theory, (2) to determine if teacher training and selection for driver education were being given adequate attention, (3) to determine if selected administrative beliefs relative to driver education were consistent with administrative practices, (4) to determine if the problems listed above were the same for schools located in various parts of the state and/or for schools of different sizes, and (5) to develop recommendations relative to the administration of high school driver education in the State of Illinois. A review of related research and literature was made and was the basis of a questionnaire which was distributed to each principal or the administrator in that position in the 707 public high schools in Illinois during 1969-1970. Based upon the available related research and literature and the data collected, the author concludes: 1. A positive attitude existed on the part of school administrators toward driver education; 2. Frequently the scheduling of driver education classroom and laboratory instruction did not appear to be consistent with principles of learning theory; 3. Selection and training of driver education teachers appeared to be minimal; 4. There was considerable disparity between administrative agreement with desirable practices and actual following of these practices; 5. Some disparity between agreement with certain desirable practices did appear to relate to the school enrollment, the curriculum area, and/or school location. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois State University, Normal

    Normal, IL  United States  61790
  • Authors:
    • Erikson, C O
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 184 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM