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STUDENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING IN SAFETY EDUCATION

Remenyi, Conrad C., Strain, Annette, Allen, Robert

Education

2000

This paper explores an innovative way of developing Traffic Safety Education (TSE) as part of a student leadershiptraining program in an outdoor education setting. The outcome of the program is that the students implement traffic safety education into the curriculum when they return to their own schools. The Traffic Safety Education Network from the Victorian Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET) and a VicRoads Regional Coordinator piloted a program at the newly established Alpine School at Mount Hotham Victoria. The pilot program was developed in four stages:

1. Establishing the basics of the TSE leadership program,

2. Training teachers and students to deliver a road safety project during their time at the Alpine School

3. Supporting the students to implement traffic safety in their schools

4. Evaluation.