Primary Grade Teachers' Perceptions and Practices Regarding Pedestrian Safety Education

This article reports on a study undertaken to examine primary grade teachers' perceived role in pedestrian safety education. The authors note that pedestrian injury is the third leading cause of unintentional injury and death among children 1-14 years old. In the study, a total of 630 surveys were sent to a national random sample of primary school teachers and 54% responded. Most (85%) of primary grade teachers believed it was extremely important or important to teach pedestrian safety. Teachers were confident about teaching some components of pedestrian safety, including how to safely cross the street, where to safely cross the street, when to safely cross the street, and how to safely walk along streets with sidewalks. Many (39%) of the teachers who taught pedestrian safety presented information through classroom discussion. The authors conclude that although only 16% of primary school teachers reported pedestrian safety education was required for their grade levels, most felt it was important enough to be covered.

  • Authors:
    • Lartey, Grace K
    • Price, James H
    • Telljohann, Susan K
    • Dake, Joseph A
    • Yingling, Faith
  • Publication Date: 2007-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01054278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2007 8:41AM