PROGRESS MADE WHEN LEARNING TO DRIVE WITH PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

In the United Kingdom most people learning to drive have some formal training from professional driving instructors. However, most driving experience prior to gaining a license which entitles the driver to drive unaccompanied, is with family members. Very different training and licensing regimes pertain outside the U.K. Understanding the joint and independent contributions of both professionally and privately supervised learning experiences is both an important research and practical issue. The research reported in this paper will focus on findings emerging from a longitudinal study of those learning to drive with parents and/or professional driving instructors. The results reported here will come from the first cohort of some 50 learner drivers, and describes the extent to which, and rate at which, driving skills are acquired by pupils experiencing different training regimes. In particular, this paper will report expert evaluations on the pupils' skills as they learn to drive, the opinions of their primary teacher about their pupil's ability, and the pupil's own views of their ability, as learning proceeds. The relationships between these measures and individual differences in pupil's personality, intelligence and driving test performance will also be discussed.

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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    Glenthorne House, Hammersmith Grove
    London W6OL9,   England 
  • Authors:
    • GROEGER, J A
    • Greening, S E
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  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00766103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 9A part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1999 12:00AM