THE TEACHING OF ROAD SAFETY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

This article examines existing methods of teaching road safety with reference to some general principles of learning theory. The author describes some of the characteristics of road safety teaching and shows how these can lead to a poor understanding of the problems involved. Not enough consideration is given to the needs of the learner, and often too many facts are given out in a short time. Grading is one possible way of reducing the number of topics to be taught; another method of selection is to teach only the most important items, but it is not always easy to decide on priorities. One of the most difficult problems is to decide when instruction should begin. Some training before the pupil uses the skill is desirable but not always possible. The usefulness of well-established tests is discussed. /TRRL/

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    Step Management Services, Limited

    2309/11 Coventry Road, Sheldon
    Birmingham, West Midlands,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SHEPPARD, D
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 3-5
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Education
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Step Management Services, Limited
    • ISSN: 0142-0402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM